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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

Chicago PMI Disappoints

The Chicago PMI reading for July was a swing and a miss relative to expectations - here are the highlights:  The Chicago Business BarometerTM, produced with MNI, eased further to 44.4 in July from 49.7 last month, the second sub-50 reading in 30 mon...

What to Do With GSV Capital

Spotify  shares are falling today following a miss for subscriber expectations:  Monthly active users for the June quarter came in at 232 million versus the 242 million expected, while the number of premium subscribers grew 30% year over year to hit...

A Technical Take on the S&P 500

When I sat in on the Diary this past Monday, I shared what potential upside in the S&P 500 might look like if the trend of falling earnings expectations for the S&P 500 continues into 2020, much the way it has over the last year for 2019 expectation...

Odds for a 25 BPS Fed Cut

Here's are the nutshell graphics for today's July ADP Employment Report, courtesy of ADP. A nose better than the expected 150K, and a rather nice sequential pick up. Odds are this helps solidify the view we'll get a 25 basis point cut from the Fed r...

Notes on Netflix

I see Netflix  shares are getting some comments down below, some of which are hitting on some of the very points I made here in the Diary on July 18:  As I see it, there are really several things going on: No question about it, the competitive lands...

Aston Martin and the Brexit Factor

File this under UGLY: As if that chart wasn't bad enough, here's what Bank of America has to say on Aston Martin Lagonda :  The challenges have put Aston Martin's market valuation of 1 billion pounds close to converging with its debt level of 723 mi...

The U.S.-China Trade Overhang

And it seems we've seen little progress on the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks with plans to meet again in September. More uncertainty ahead folks, but let's remember this is something that is likely to take months not weeks. I also suspect C...

A Busy, Busy Day Ahead (Rhymes With Fed)

Morning folks, I'm back in the saddle today and it's one that before it's all over will see more than 230 companies report their earnings and let's not forget about the ones, like Apple  , that reported last night that will have an impact on today's...

Here Are 20 Companies to Watch for Dividend Increases This Week

We have more than 1,050 companies reporting quarterly earnings from Monday to Friday, and here are the ones to keep focus on.

That's All for Today

Alright folks, I'm gearing up for the coming onslaught of earnings after today's close and then again tomorrow. Speaking of Tuesday, Doug is slated to be back after his sojourn, but I'll be back on Wednesday. Thanks again for reading the Diary, allo...

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