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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

Lunchtime Reading

Here are some articles that I'll be perusing while I choke down my lunch today:  American Airlines Uncorks Wine Delivery Program To Clear Shelves, Promote Travel MyFreeCams hack: 2 million user records stolen from top adult streaming site and sold o...

A Technical Perspective of the Nasdaq 100

Earlier this week, Doug noted the Nasdaq was putting in fresh highs due to the continued climb in Big Tech. With that in mind I've asked my Trifecta partner Bob Lang to take a look at the Nasdaq 100 from a technical perspective and share his views. ...

Talking Housing

Yesterday's Building Permits rose 4.5% MoM to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.709 million, well above the expected 1.6 million, and the highest level since August of 2006 when the nation was in the midst of a housing boom. Housing Starts also...

Cybersecurity Stocks

And we have yet another data point that speaks to owning at least some cybersecurity exposure in your portfolio:  Data apparently belonging to employees of the United Parcel Service and Norfolk Southern was published online to a leak site by the gan...

iPhone 12 Pro Production

Reports suggest Pegatron is seeing reduced orders for the iPhone 12 mini, while Apple has charged Foxconn with making more of the iPhone 12 Pro series.  If true, a very positive mix shift for Apple given the different price points.

The Impact of a New Stimulus Check

Following up on the prior post, this week's Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Tracker shows consumer sentiment at 50.8, a decline of 3.7 points from last week's tracker. Roughly 86% of Americans say that a new federal stimulus check woul...

How Helpful Will a Stimulus Be?

Here's another sign some consumers are struggling and could use those stimulus checks.  2020 ended with 2.15 million homeowners seriously delinquent on their mortgage payments, 1.7 million more than at the start of the year according to Black Knight...

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...

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