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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

Dillard's Flashy Dividend Increase Is Just Fool's Gold

Investors can find far better yield by simply buying the S&P 500.

Keep Calm to Carry on in Global Slowdown

It's easy to get fired up over fear, rumors and headlines, but don't make bad decisions without good data and research.

Greenbrier's Dividend Entices, but Could Be Derailed by a Tough Economy

The rail car maker is likely riding into a slower period of demand for its products, which investors should keep in mind when considering it as a dividend play.

Briggs & Stratton: If a Dividend Looks Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

The lawnmower-engine maker seemed to be offering a 6.8% yield ... until management slashed the payout.

This Furniture Retailer Furnishes Its Owners With a Nice Yield

Haverty Furniture Cos., aka Havertys, has paid a cash dividend every year for more than eight decades and occasionally surprises shareholders with a special payout.

Dividend-Seeking Investors Should 'Target' These Retailers

July-quarter ending retailers are soon to report their earnings, shedding light on their summer sales as well as their expectations for back-to-school shopping and the looming holiday shopping season.

This Dividend Contender Will Smell Good Even When Times Are Bad

No matter what the economic cycle, people continue to eat, drink, snack, bathe, and clean their homes -- all activities that benefit International Flavors & Fragrances.

Real Money Post-Industrial Average Leads Major Indexes So Far for Year

In July, the RMPIA climbed 0.6%, bringing its year-to-date return to just over 21%.

Passing the Diary Back to Doug

Alright folks, I need to dig into earnings from Habit Restaurants and Fitbit , so I'm going to say my farewells for today. Once again thanks to all involved, from Jim Cramer and Doug Kass to others, for letting me play in the Diary sandbox. And a he...

Prime Cut

JPMorgan Chase announced that as of tomorrow, Aug. 1, its prime rate will fall by 25 basis points to 5.25%. This marks the first time JPM has cut that rate in more than a decade. Now to see what other banks follow...

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