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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

Oh McDonald's

This just in... Some McDonald's stores are ending $1 drink offers. More here.

Answering an AAP Question

Following up on the question I received after sharing the trimming of Apple shares, what have you been buying at Action Alerts PLUS of late?  While I won't divulge all that we've been doing, which if I did would be very unfair to AAP members, I will...


Given what we shared regrading Micron and Taiwan Semiconductor , over at Action Alerts PLUS we trimmed back our exposure to Apple shares and downgraded our rating. Given the risk of a slower demand in chip land that could lead to excess capacity in ...

New Orders Index for June

We have the June ISM Manufacturing Report in hand, and the New Orders component following the June contraction reported in the Flash and Final reading for S&P Global's June US Manufacturing report.  Per the latest from ISM, the New Orders Index fell...

Straight From the NYSE Floor

Here's what good friend Jay Woods, Chief Market Strategist at Drive Wealth and a NYSE Executive Floor Governor, is watching this morning: Crypto related stocks... Still trying to figure out that super spike in Bitcoin that took it back to 21,000 las...

June Data

Today's June ISM Manufacturing report and the final reading on S&P Global's June Manufacturing PMI became that much more important following the Atlanta Fed's most recent update yesterday to its GDPNow model for 2Q 2022 that now calls for -1.0%.  He...

Taiwan Semiconductor

Adding to Micron's comments on the smartphone market for 2H 2022, Digitimes is reporting Taiwan Semiconductor  has seen its major clients adjust downward their chip orders for the rest of 2022, which may prompt the pure-play foundry to cut its reven...

Inflation Alert (Part Deux)

Reminding us that inflation is a global issue, the Flash June read on inflation in the euro area hit a new record high of 8.6% year over year, up from 8.1% in May and well above the expected 8.4% reading. The core reading, which excludes energy, foo...

Inflation Alert

Who said inflation was peaking? Apple increases price of iPhone in Japan by nearly 20%, according to Reuters. It's most likely doing so to overcome dollar-related foreign exchange headwinds. Expect to hear more about this in the coming weeks.

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Chris Versace

I'm Chris Versace and I'll be filling in today for Doug Kass at the Daily Diary. After a challenging June quarter that saw the S&P 500 fall more than 16% and the Nasdaq Composite drop more than 22%, equity futures point to a weak market open as we s...

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