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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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A Stock We Are Closely Watching

This morning one of the companies that I like as a play on the aging domestic population, AMN Healthcare , caught some bullish comments from Benchmark analyst Bill Sutherland. While the company has hit some "speed bumps" per Sutherland, he too sees ...

GrafTech's Sharp Turn

File this one under interesting.  Amid all the Lyft IPO talk and the success of the recent offering of Levi Strauss   that has led to a number of other going public filings from the likes of Pinterest, Zoom and others, this morning I see something t...

Fed's Clarida on Patience, Data Dependent

Breaking from one of today's Fed heads:  Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida says the Fed can afford to be patient and data dependent. No surprise, and more specifically is what was said:  "Even though the Fed has been and is committed to a dual mandate ...

Market Recon

If you haven't done it yet, and shame on you if that's the case, be sure to catch's Sarge's Morning Recon today. It's always informative, but he's touching on something that I've been watching for some time - the sag in March quarter earnings expect...


The third estimate for Q4 GDP showed a downward revision to 2.2% from 2.6% ( consensus 2.5%) and a downward revision to the GDP Price Deflator to 1.7% from 1.8%. Personal consumption expenditure growth was revised down to 2.5% from 2.8%....

Fed Heads

Listen to what the Fed says...  Over the last few weeks, the fringe calling for a potential rate cut by the Fed has gotten a tad louder and this prompted several Fed officials to come out saying it's too soon to consider cutting interest rates. Whil...

Are China Premier's Comments Bullish for Trade Talk Progress?

It's being reported that China's Premier Li Keqiang said changes in the Chinese economy exceeded expectations in March. He also reiterated that his country will speed up the opening of market access for foreign investors in banking, securities, and ...

Upgrades, Downgrades, New Research

Before I jump on the radio, here's a quick list of upgrades, downgrades and new research coverage coming out of Wall Street this morning... - Hilltop Holdings upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray - Trex upgraded to Buy from Hold at S...

Welcoming Chris Versace

Good morning folks! As Doug would likely say, this is Chris "Not the Designer" Versace, sitting in for today's Diary. As we get ready for the trading day together there is no shortage of things to talk about. - Lyft has boosted its IPO price talk to...

Kohl's: An Attractive Play on Consumer Spending and for Dividend Yield

Kohl's is well positioned to meet both the needs of the debt-strapped consumer and the desire of investors for attractive dividend yields.

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