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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

Up Ahead: A Greater Chance of Cautious Guidance

I don't usually do this but I'm going to offer a pat on the back to my Trifecta Portfolio partner Bob Lang as he suggested, more like insisted, that we add to our inverse ETF positions in the portfolio last week. Bob knows from our conversation and ...

My Take on Today's ISM Manufacturing Report

As you've likely seen by now, the September ISM Manufacturing report out this morning contained a major disappointment with its 47.8 reading. Two-line items are a bit more worrisome to me and they are the Orders component, which came in at 47.3 for ...

Try This Dividend Earner on for Size

As we enter fall, Levi Strauss & Co. is in its stronger half of the year.

Will Chipotle CEO Niccol Stick to His Guns?

We recently added back shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill to the Trifecta Portfolio, and over the weekend there was a very thesis confirming article in Barron's with CEO Brian Niccol:  "I think part of the reason it worked so well is we were just goin...

Keeping a Close Eye on Coming IPO Action

Following the WeWork initial public offering (IPO) debacle and initial post-IPO reaction to Peloton , I'm going to be closely watching how the market and investors receive this week's slate of IPOs. On the IPO front this week we have several new iss...

Schwab to Eliminate Commissions on Most Trades in U.S., Canada

Charles Schwab has announced it will eliminate commissions for stocks, ETFs and options listed on U.S. or Canadian exchanges.  In response we are seeing shares of TD Ameritrade , E-Trade , Interactive Brokers and Schwab trade off in pre-market tradi...

WTO Whacks 2019 Trade Growth Forecast

Here on Tuesday morning the World Trade Organization (WTO) slashed its forecast for 2019 world merchandise trade volumes to growth of 1.2% from its 2.6% growth forecast in April. The WTO cited trade tensions as well as the slowing global economy as ...

Company News for Your Consideration

As we get ready for the market day ahead, here are some items hitting the tape that have caught my attention:  U.S. Steel has acquired a 49.9% ownership interest in Big River Steel for about $700 million in cash, with a call option to acquire the re...

Macau Gaming Has a Weak Hand

Early this morning, the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau reported September gross revenue rose 0.6% year over year, falling short of the +1% consensus forecast. The weak September performance follows declines in July and August and sh...

Closing the Books on September

I mentioned that we've shut the books on September and the third quarter -- so how did things turn out? U.S. equity indicators rebounded in September, which allowed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to finish the September quarter on a po...

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