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Chris Versace

Christopher (Chris) Versace is the Chief Investment Officer at Tematica Research, which utilizes a thematic investing strategy leveraging changing economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change. Versace also co-manages TheStreet’s Trifecta Stocks as well as Stocks Under $10, co-hosts the Cocktail Investing Podcast and developed the NJCU New Jersey 50 Index at NJCU, where he is an Assistant Professor of Finance.

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Wendy's Beefs Up Its Dividend

WEN boosted its quarterly dividend to 12 cents a share, up from 10 cents, continuing its annual streak of modest dividend increases started in 2012.

With a Dividend Yield Surpassing 4%, MSC Industrial Is a Smart Buy Right Now

MSM is a longer-term buy that pays you a solid dividend to hold it until investors come back into the name.

Thanks for Reading the Diary Today!

OK folks, I'm going to pack it in on this quiet trading day. I'm off to focus on preparing for the earnings reports that will hit this week, as well as on what follow-up questions I'll ask when I see the companies' results. Thanks again for letting ...

The Privacy Issue

As we get ready for the earnings season, one of the things gnawing at the back of my brain is the subject of privacy. It doesn't take a barrage of Apple ads talking about privacy or the number of articles about how its latest Mac OS Catalina offers ...

More on Those Uber Layoffs

Uber has laid off around 350 employees across teams that include Uber Eats, performance marketing, Advanced Technologies Group, and recruiting.  According to an internal email obtained by TechCrunch, this is the third and final round of layoffs for ...

Who's Spending What on Food

According to data published by CreditLoan, 12%-13% of annual consumer expenditures are on food. That's why I tend to keep close tabs on restaurant spending vs. grocery in the monthly Retail Sales report as well as other data sets. One forecast that ...

These Financials Report Tuesday

Tomorrow morning we have several financials reporting their quarterly results before the market open: Charles Schwab Citigroup Goldman Sachs JP Morgan Chase Wells Fargo What I've noticed is expectations for both Goldman as well as Morgan Stanley , w...

Uber Layoffs

Uber has announced its third round of layoffs in recent months.    

Succession's Success

I know that from time to time Doug Kass talks his TV viewing habits so I'll add my two cents worth on what I thought was a simply great second season of Succession on HBO. The twisty-turny drama filled with characters that you just love to hate had ...

Quiet So Far

As we get back to work after lunch for the second half of the day, today is going as expected - rather quiet! The major averages are little changed and trading volumes, for the most part, are rather low.

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