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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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Comfy Crocs

If you follow me on Twitter (and why aren't you? #sarcasm), you know I tend to sport Crocs when I do my video interviews with TheStreet and elsewhere, much to the chagrin of Katherine Ross. Yet, CROX shares have soared of late so clearly I'm not the...

Special Dividends

This week at Real Money Pro I've been talking about several pending special dividends. Some, like the hefty one from NortonLifeLock , are the result of a company selling a business and distributing a portion of proceeds to shareholders. Others, like...

Oppenheimer on MA, V

Following my trade deal comments on Visa , American Express , and Mastercard , Oppenheimer affirms their Outperform ratings for Mastercard and Visa, and raises their respective targets to $345 (from $312) and to $210 (from $202).  I strongly suspect...

December Retail Sales

December Retail Sales ex-autos rose 0.7% vs. November, and 6.3% year over year. Excluding gasoline, however, December Retail Sales rose 0.1% month over month and 5.3% year over year.  Quickly looking at the data from a year over year viewpoint, whic...

Headlines of Note

As we wait for the December Retail Sales report, here are some headlines catching my attention this morning:  Shares of PPG Industries are down in pre-market trading following December quarterly results that missed EPS expectations despite reporting...

Retail Woes Could Knock This REIT From Its Dividend Ranking

If Tanger Factory Outlets doesn't make a big move, the odds of it falling off the Dividend Contenders list will increase.

Quick Thoughts on Phase One Trade Deal

One day after the U.S. and China inked their Phase One trade agreement, Asian equity indices finished on a mixed note. European equities are also mixed, while U.S. equity futures point to a positive open as investors dig into and attempt to digest t...

BREAKING: Signet Jewelers' Reports Rising Comps

Signet Jewelers has reported same-store sales that rose 1.6% for November and December, led by North American same-store sales that rose 2.0%. Digging into the details, we find a familiar pattern -- the company's e-commerce sales rose 13.5% during t...

Watching Financials' Earnings and Retail Sales Report

Okay folks, here we go and welcome to today's Daily Diary. As Doug mentioned, I'll be taking the helm today -- and to get us started we'll have several financials issuing their quarterly results. We've also got several pieces of economic data coming...

This Stock's Special Dividend Is Taking Off Soon

Here's an aerospace and defense supplier that's offering a special cash dividend of a buck a share -- and that's not the only reason to be interested.

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