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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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Recent Articles By The Author

Areas Poised to Deliver Faster EPS Growth

In response to some questions over areas that are poised to deliver faster EPS growth than the overall market in the coming quarters, here's a good place to start: And last year I shared my Thematic Model Portfolio and it seems only fair to share it...

Knowing What You Own Makes All the Difference

Earlier this week we cleared out of the Stocks Under $10 our position in PC-Tel  shares for a rather nice gain. We originally added it as 5G play given its position in antennas and network testing, but the reason we sold it has nothing to do with th...

To See Meaningful Upside From Here, the Lever to Be Pulled Is EPS Growth

Even though stocks are trading off today, the major market indices are still "not oh so far off" their recent record highs. And at least to me that suggests in order to move meaningfully higher from here, it means more on upward revisions to EPS gro...

Lunchtime Reading

Here are some articles that I'll be perusing while I choke down my lunch today:  American Airlines Uncorks Wine Delivery Program To Clear Shelves, Promote Travel MyFreeCams hack: 2 million user records stolen from top adult streaming site and sold o...

A Technical Perspective of the Nasdaq 100

Earlier this week, Doug noted the Nasdaq was putting in fresh highs due to the continued climb in Big Tech. With that in mind I've asked my Trifecta partner Bob Lang to take a look at the Nasdaq 100 from a technical perspective and share his views. ...

Talking Housing

Yesterday's Building Permits rose 4.5% MoM to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.709 million, well above the expected 1.6 million, and the highest level since August of 2006 when the nation was in the midst of a housing boom. Housing Starts also...

Cybersecurity Stocks

And we have yet another data point that speaks to owning at least some cybersecurity exposure in your portfolio:  Data apparently belonging to employees of the United Parcel Service and Norfolk Southern was published online to a leak site by the gan...

iPhone 12 Pro Production

Reports suggest Pegatron is seeing reduced orders for the iPhone 12 mini, while Apple has charged Foxconn with making more of the iPhone 12 Pro series.  If true, a very positive mix shift for Apple given the different price points.

The Impact of a New Stimulus Check

Following up on the prior post, this week's Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Tracker shows consumer sentiment at 50.8, a decline of 3.7 points from last week's tracker. Roughly 86% of Americans say that a new federal stimulus check woul...

How Helpful Will a Stimulus Be?

Here's another sign some consumers are struggling and could use those stimulus checks.  2020 ended with 2.15 million homeowners seriously delinquent on their mortgage payments, 1.7 million more than at the start of the year according to Black Knight...

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