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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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Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet

Talk about having to watch a different kind of asset on the balance sheet... especially with the wide swing in bitcoin this month.  MicroStrategy shared it purchased ~314 bitcoins for $10.0 million in cash at an average price of ~$31,808 per bitcoin...

UK Music Event Cancelled, Are the Olympics Next?

My quote down below from REM's Michael Stipe put me in the music mood this morning but it looks like the pandemic has robbed us of yet another in-person music event. The UK's famed largest music festival, Glastonbury Festival which is typically held...

New York Fed Nowcast

And seeing how the January Flash PMI data will be some of the first major data for 2021, let's set the GDP expectations table for the current quarter by seeing what the New York Fed Nowcast model is forecasting as of Jan. 15 (the most recent reading...

Weekly Economic Index

And the New York Fed's Weekly Economic Index says...  Something to ponder as we wait for today's January Flash US PMI data:

Yum China Hints at Dividend, but Will It Pull the Trigger?

Will they or won't they?  Yum China Holdings announced its board will consider the declaration and payment of a quarterly dividend with a decision to be made "on or around February 4, 2021."  Generally speaking, becoming a dividend payer raises the ...

A Whole Bunch of Fresh Buy Ratings

On the back of several major market indices putting in fresh highs this week, we have a bunch of fresh Buy ratings (and a sell, too):  Adobe initiated with a Buy at Goldman; target $580 Intuit resumed with a Neutral at Goldman; target $430 Meritage ...

J.P. Morgan Shows Intel Some Love, Still Isn't a Tesla Fan

J.P. Morgan is out here on Friday morning boosting some price targets; the firm recommends Intel shares with a Buy and boosted its price target to $80 from $70.  J.P. Morgan also reiterated its Sell rating on the stock of Tesla but bumped up its pri...

Overseas Economic Data Largely Slip

As we ease into the day, let's recap the January Flash PMI data we've received thus far here on Friday morning from IHS Markit:  - Japan Manufacturing slipped to 49.7 from 50.0 in December - Japan Service dropped to 45.7 from 47.7 - France Manufactu...

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Chris Versace

Good morning one and all! I'm Chris Versace, and I'll be filling in for Doug Kass here at the Daily Diary. It may be Friday, but we've got December quarter earnings, a negative preannouncement or two and a rash of economic data, including January Fl...

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