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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

Looking Back to Look Ahead

If you haven't been reading what Nelson Wang has been putting out, and by that I mean a serialized list of the best stocks of 2020 as chosen by the elite team of folks at Real Money and TheStreet, I think you're probably missing something. I find th...

Disney Takes the Gloves Off

I could walk through what was shared yesterday at Walt Disney's 2020 Investor Day, but it's far too easy to point readers to the comments published by TheStreet's M. Corey Goldman that can be found here.  Pretty much, the House of Mouse, Marvel, Pix...

More on Qualcomm, Apple

In the comment section below I pointed out one of the likely reasons for Qualcomm shares trading off today was a Bloomberg report that "Apple Inc. has started building its own cellular modem for future devices, a move that would replace components f...

Connectivity Is More Than Smartphones and Tablets

According to NPD, Nintendo sold 1.35+ million Nintendo Switch units in November. That data makes the Nintendo Switch the best-selling video game console in the U.S. for a record-breaking 24 consecutive months.  I'm mentioning this as a quick reminde...

Friday Stock Upgrades

Following on those bullish sentiment indicators, here's a short list of stock upgrades Friday morning:  AutoZone upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies; Price target $1325 Cognizant Tech upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan; Price target...

Keeping Our Inverse ETF Positions in Play

With U.S. equites at or near record highs, it's interesting to me that yesterday's weekly AAII sentiment survey found that bullish sentiment was 48.1% for the week, down slightly from the 49.1% of the prior week, but still in the top decile of readi...

My Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity Investing Theme

In the past when I've sat in for Doug, I've shared my Thematic Leaders model portfolio, and in the pages of Real Money over the last few weeks I've started to flesh out the one for the Thematic Dividend Leaders. Last night the Thematic Dividend Lead...

Before the Open

Before we look at some of last night's earnings and other items, let's see what's likely to shape today's stock market open.  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned yesterday that there is a strong possibility that the EU and UK will fail to negotia...

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 here on Friday. Thursday night we had a number of tech companies report, this morning we have a bunch of fresh dividend hikes as well as Washington still haggling ov...

Dividend Investing Is Hot, and Here's Why

A combination of factors make dividend investing a smart strategy, so I'll unpack some ideas as we see a sharp rebound in dividend-paying stocks.

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