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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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Recent Articles By The Author

Upgrades and Downgrades

Ford : Upgraded to Overweight from Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley : Downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities Airbnb : Initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein Taiwan Semiconductor  : Named as top pick at Morgan Stan...

The Shorts Are Back in Town

Goldman says the shorts are back. Courtesy of Liz Ann Sonders: Summer shorts back? @GoldmanSachs index of heavily shorted stocks surged 6.6% yesterday, among largest daily gains over past few years [Past performance is no guarantee of future results...

Mortgage Rates and Affordability

U.S. mortgage rates hit 6.75%, making housing less affordable even though home prices are moving lower. US mortgage rates jumped to a 16-year high of 6.75%: Mortgage Bankers Association data — Lisa Abramowicz (@lisaabramowicz...

Goldilocks ADP Jobs Data

The ADP Employment Change Report is out and it showed 208.000 jobs created in September, more than the 185,000 in August and modestly ahead of the 200,000 consensus.  The quick takeaway is it's a modest positive, but not one that is going to overly ...

More Downside Guidance

Action Alerts PLUS members know I've been concerned about September-quarter earnings season and the guidance to be issued. While the first reports don't really come out until next week, we're on watch for earnings pre-announcements and this morning ...

OPEC+ Roils Oil

A few days ago the speculation was OPEC+ would cut under 1 million barrels per day. Now as the group gathers, it reportedly is considering an output cut as big as 2 million barrels per day, roughly 2% of world supplies.  We're long Energy Select Sec...

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Chris Versace

Good morning, Daily Diary readers! I'm Chris Versace, filling in for Doug today.  While we have a tiny list of companies reporting earnings here on Wednesday, we have a plate full of economic data that focus on the Services sector, but as we all kno...

The Week Ahead: Jobs Report, PMI and 10 Key Earnings Reports to Watch

After Powell's speech Friday, there's a lot to zero in on ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

Celebrating Early

Happy trails. That's it, we have a wrap for today's Daily Diary. All four major market equity indexes finished the day higher, starting July and the third quarter on a positive note. Trading volumes were weaker than usual and that raises some questi...

Earnings to Watch Next Week

Earlier I shared what to watch on the economic front next week, here's the same for earnings reports: Wednesday, July 6: Shaw Communications (SJR) Thursday, July 7: Helen of Troy (HELE), Levi Strauss (LEVI), PriceSmart (PSMT), WD-40 (WDFC) Friday, J...

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