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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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eMarketer on Holiday Spending

eMarketer shares its 2020 U.S. holiday spending forecast:   "U.S. consumers will spend $190.47 billion this year on holiday ecommerce purchases, up 35.8% and representing an incremental $50 billion in sales versus 2019. In-store holiday sales will d...

Price Target Changes for Apple

Following its September quarter results last night, shares of Apple are catching some price target changes this morning:  Raymond James ups its target to $140 from $120. DA Davidson boosts its target to $132 from $120. Merrill Lynch trimmed its targ...

Here Comes the McRib Locator App

Desperate times call for desperate measures... McDonald's is trotting out the McRib on December 2 for a limited time. The menu item was last seen in 2012 and to help promote its return, McDonald's is rolling out a McRib locator app.  While the sandw...

Preparing for Election Results

It's been reported that Walmart has pulled guns off its sales floor this week, and now Matt Hinton, a partner at security consultant Control Risks says, "If Trump wins, our risk analysts, who look at this every single day, are expecting widespread m...

Consumer Spending

Personal income increased 0.9% in September, well ahead of expectations, but Personal Spending rose 1.4% during the month - a boon for the consumer spending that led the U.S. economy. It will be interesting to match it up with the September Consumer...

Fisker Goes Public

Shares of electric car company Fisker Automotive will make their debut Friday on the NYSE under the symbol FSR. The company completed its reverse merger with a blank-check company backed by private-equity giant Apollo Global Management .  This adds ...

Stimulus Delayed

Adding to the late week drama are comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that with a fiscal stimulus package unlikely ahead of the 2020 presidential election, it may be possible to strike a Covid-relief deal in the so-called the lame-duck session ...

Heading to a Down Open

With about two hours to go until U.S. equity markets open, futures point to a down open as investors digest the latest data on pandemic related case counts, headlines that point to a increasingly heated and likely contested 2020 presidential electio...

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Chris Versace

Good morning folks, we have quite an action-packed morning ahead of us here on Friday given the quarterly earnings from Big Tech Thursday night that included Apple , Amazon , Alphabet , Facebook and Twitter plus several S&P 500 constituents reportin...

With Halloween-Themed Dividend Stocks, the Devil Is in the Details

This edition of 'dividend derby' has a grab bag of options -- and we pick the sweetest.

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