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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 Action Alert PLUS portfolio, 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.

He's the co-author of "Cocktail Investing: Distilling Everyday Noise Into Clear Investing Signals."

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Mastercard's January SpendingPulse

What does Mastercard's January SpendingPulse have to say?  "According to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales excluding automotive were up +8.8% year-over-year in J...

Motorola's Confirmation

What an earnings report and conference call for Motorola Solutions . Talk about positive confirmation for public safety spending and reaffirmation for the shares of Axon Enterprises ... we've made more than one move today over at Action Alerts PLUS.

Sticky Price Hikes

Walmart is warning some suppliers that it can no longer handle price increases.  That follows PepsiCo saying that it's done boosting prices.  Now let's see how sticky the next round of price hikes are from Nestle , PG and Unilever .

The Battle for Buy Now Pay Later

From PayPal's earnings conference call last night:  "... our Buy Now Pay Later service is driving significant lifts in checkout and incremental TPV, and it's now one of the most popular Buy Now Pay Later services in the world. With almost 200 millio...

AI Musical Chairs

And the game of AI musical chairs continues with yet another company tossing its hat in the ring. This time China e-commerce company plans to launch a ChatGPT-style product dubbed ChatJD, focusing on retail and finance.  Still not sure how th...


File this under why bother...  PepsiCo  : J.P. Morgan raises target price to $190 from $189, after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and in-line 2023 guidance.

Meta and Data Privacy

I keep saying data privacy is going to be a big issue in 2023, and I like this judge!  U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ordered Meta , Facebook's parent company, and law firm Gibson Dunn to pay about $925,000 over what he said was...

Lots of Layoffs, Ad Sales and Hulu

In implementing the previously announced layoff of 10,000 workers, Microsoft cut jobs in units including Surface devices, HoloLens mixed reality hardware and Xbox. Other reports indicate it killed a team it formed four months ago to help customers u...

Data From Asia and Russian Oil

Let's check in on that non-US inflation data I mentioned as well as what's driving oil prices higher this morning.  Producer prices in Japan jumped 9.5% year-on-year in January 2023, slowing from a revised 10.5% rise in December and below expectatio...

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Chris Versace

Good morning, folks! I'm Chris Versace, filling in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary. We've got volatility up, oil prices moving higher along with the 10-year Treasury inching up and equity futures pointing to the market opening in the red. We've als...

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