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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

Idling Oil Rigs

According to the latest Baker Hughes weekly survey, the total count of U.S. active drilling rigs fell by 8 to 855, marking the seventh consecutive decline. Of the 855, 710 were oil rigs with the balance being gas. Given the above chart for oil price...

Thank Goodness for Panera

So how was the Chipotle carne asada? No idea as the line for National Taco Day was too long! I'll have to try again in the next few days.... Thank goodness for mobile ordering and a nearby Panera, which has switched over to its fall menu and it's de...

Coming Soon to McDonald's

I've just been informed that limited time offers, like Chipotle's carne asada, are all the rage and McDonald's is set to bring the McRib Sandwich back, yes for a limited time, starting on Monday.  For those unfamiliar with the McRib, it is a "restru...

I'll Have the Steak

Grab some lunch! If the lines aren't too crazy for National Taco Day, I aim to try Chipotle's new carne asada offering! If successful, I'll report back my thoughts.

T-Mobile-Sprint Receives Another Yes, I'm a No

Some news on the long festering merger between T-Mobile USA and Sprint -- the transaction has received its third "yes" vote at the FCC and that puts the matter into motion for a formal review as soon as next week. My take on the T-Mobile-Sprint merg...

Disney: No Netflix Ads and Chill

I'm going to kick this up to the top of the Diary and many thanks for Neil for point this out. Here we go... it's being reported that: "Walt Disney Co. is banning advertising from Netflix across its entertainment TV networks, according to people fam...

Improved Improvement? I Need More Evidence

Oppenheimer is out with with favorable comments on Home Depot and Lowe's , with the gist of it being that low interest rates are positive for the home improvement industry. In theory I am inclined to agree, but following the August Retail Sales repo...

U.S. Shopping Mall Vacancies on the Rise

Following up on my comments about the shift to digital shopping...Data published by Reis showed vacancies in U.S. shopping malls hit an eight-year high with 9.4% of units unoccupied in the September quarter, tying the post-financial crisis high reac...

Bright Outlook for Holiday Retail, Especially Online

The National Retail Federation announced on Thursday that it estimates holiday retail sales will grow from 3.8% to 4.2% this year compared to the 3.7% average over the past five years. The bright spot in retail -- online and other non-store sales --...

September Jobs Come In a Bit Light

The September Jobs Report came in a bit weaker than expected, with 136,000 jobs added during the month. For those eyeing the decline in the unemployment number to 3.5%, be sure to note that some 89,000 folks dropped out out of the labor force month ...

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