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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

Upgrades and Downgrades

It wouldn't be a market day without stock rating changes. Here are some reported so far this morning: Upgrades: Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A. upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Securities; target raised to $6 Avery Dennison upgraded to Buy from Neut...

Now at the Plate, Your Super Sub, Chris Versace

Good morning, folks! I'm Chris Versace, filling in for Doug Kass today on the Daily Diary. We've got a busy morning ahead of us here on Thursday even as the market continues to assess the message that Fed Chairman Jay Powell and his cohorts sent on ...

Over and Out

All right folks I am outta here as they say. Have a wonderful rest of the week and an even better Thanksgiving holiday!

Coming Up After the Close

Nordstrom and Guess? as well as HP .  With Nordstrom the questions I'm looking to have answered concern margins, inventories and how promotional an environment it sees for the current quarter.  With HP, it will be what it has to say about the PC mar...

Big Data Day on Wednesday

At 9:45 am ET tomorrow, S&P Global will publish its November US Flash Manufacturing and Services PMIs and we will be watching this closely given the relationship to revenue per share prospects for the S&P 500 group of companies. Readers can see that...

This Thanksgiving...

As we move into the later part of afternoon trading with equities up nicely today, and because I won't be manning the Diary tomorrow, here are some Thanksgiving questions for the Board:  Are you hosting or traveling for the holiday like 55 million o...

Google Layoffs

This just in on Alphabet's   Google, thanks to Danielle DiMartino Booth: Headline ICYMI “Google joins layoff trend in 2022, to let go 10,000 ‘low performing’ employees” — Danielle DiMartino Booth (@DiMartinoBooth) November 22, 2022 Not all that surp...

Cowen Hits Peloton Shares With the Ugly Stick

From Cowen: "We downgrade PTON to Market Perform on challenging post-pandemic trajectory and demand uncertainty amid turnaround effort. Our proprietary survey data also reflects a stabilization in consumer interest, but at lower levels relative to p...

Solid Trends Showing Up in the Retail ETFs

With retail in the spotlight today, let's see what my AAP partner Bob Lang sees in the charts:  There are two main ETF's for retail that traders use, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF  and the VanEck Retail ETF . They are modestly different, one has a smaller...

On Iger's Return to Disney

Interesting perspective on Bob Iger returning to Disney :  "...from a succession standpoint, a boomerang is just a band-aid. The company will need a viable successor at some point. At Disney, finding one just became a lot harder. The board has signa...

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