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Chris Versace

With 30 years of cross-industry experience, Chris Versace brings his thematic investing lens to Action Alerts PLUS each day as lead portfolio manager. His daily insights, analysis, and recommendations provide the foundation for the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.

Versace began his career in equity research before founding Versace Management in 2005. He joined TheStreet team in 2011 as a Real Money contributor before becoming portfolio manager of Action Alerts PLUS in 2021. He holds an MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business and has co-authored a book called “Cocktail Investing - Distilling Everyday Noise into Clear Investing Signals for Better Returns.”

With a passion for teaching others about investing, Versace spent 9 years as an Assistant Professor of Finance at NJCU School of Business. When he’s not contributing to TheStreet’s premium services, he can be found speaking at industry conferences or at a Bruce Springsteen concert (he’s seen him 50 times and counting!). 

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Recent Articles By The Author

An Overstocked Christmas

And now following up on my comment earlier about retailer inventory levels, Bloomberg is running the following: "US retailers have so much extra stuff in their stores and warehouses this holiday season that they are telling some of their suppliers t...

Trying to Make Sense of Lennar

Following up on my earlier Lennar comments, it seems the company guided for current quarter EPS to $1.40-$1.70 vs. the $2.50 consensus, yet the shares are trading higher? Cancellations still at 26% in November. Ugh I have to say I am generally not a...

Lunchtime Reading

As I refuel for the last few hours of the trading day, here are some of the articles that I'll be perusing: The biggest data breaches and leaks of 2022Cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds in the world Consumers love personalization yet wary of data p...

Russell Flashes Bearish Shooting Stars

With the market deep in the red, uncertainty re-kindled and many a question as to where the technicals suggest the market could go, here's my Action Alerts PLUS co-manager Bob Lang with some thoughts on the Russell 2000 and small-cap stocks: Russell...

From Superman to James Bond?

Henry Cavill is out as Superman after recently announcing his return. Perhaps James Gunn and Peter Safran have alternative plans for Henry or perhaps this opens the possibility he will be the next Bond... James Bond. Speculate freely below and weigh...

Lennar's Mixed Housing Message

All right folks, I'm back from talking with TheStreet's JD Durkin, who hosts a number of programs, including The Market Open in which he breaks down the key stories of the day with Martin Baccardax. If you missed today's livestream, you can find the...

Let's Go to the Videotape

Folks, I'll be back once I tape today's Daily Rundown video for Action Alerts PLUS. Thanks for being patient on this, but more to come!

November Retail Sales Falter

November Retail and Food Service sales fell 0.6%, much weaker than expected, and with Retail falling 0.8% vs. October. On a year-over-year basis, Retail grew 5.4%, far slower than the revised +7.4% for October. Recalling the Consumer Price Index lev...

DigiDay Intel on Netflix

DigiDay reports that Netflix "is falling short of ad-supported viewership guarantees made to advertisers and allowing advertisers to take their money back for ads that have yet to run." More on that can be found here. 

Everybody Gets 50

And it's 50-basis points all around from the Fed, Bank of England, and the European Central Bank -- with prospects for more rate hikes ahead from all three. Adds to the prospects for slower growth (recession?) in 2023 and downside risk to 2023 earni...

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