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On this week’s podcast, you’ll learn how many chemicals dwell inside your home and where there they tend to be most prevalent. You’ll also learn about the varying degrees of what is considered green, with some surprises along the way as we talk about Degree of Green’s proprietary green rating system. If you’re looking to Clean up your existing home or a new one, this is a podcast you won’t want to miss.

In this issue of Thematic Investing, we dig into the July Retail Sales Report as well as the issues that confounded the stock market last week. We examine what to watch in the week ahead during the dog days of summer that brings seasonally low trading volumes. We also examine what happens when a company slashes its dividend, and it’s not good news at all.

On this episode of the Thematic Signals podcast, we’re digging into the July Retail Sales and quarterly earnings results from Walmart as both confirm the hard-blowing tailwinds associated with our Digital Lifestyle, Middle-Class Squeeze, Aging of the Population and Cleaner Living Investing themes.

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Each week Team Tematica consumes a voracious amount of content as we look to stay on top of the latest data and mine it for tailwind and headwind signals for our 10 investment themes. Here’s are several notable pieces from the last few days.

As we saw last week, trade and geopolitics are likely to take center stage as the bulk of the June quarter earnings season is in the rear view mirror. While retail earnings are still ahead of us, odds are both trade and geopolitical issues will keep the market rangebound near-term as it contends with a big ball of uncertainty. Our response will be to ferret out thematically well positioned companies with inelastic business models that are dividend payers.

Investors need to be watching the moves in the dollar closely, look for those companies with strong balance sheets and cash flows and consider increasing liquidity. The next few months (at least) are likely to be a bumpy ride.

Tematica Research’s Cleaner Living index chugged higher in July, adding to its year to date gains, as consumer continued to shift to natural, organic and better for you, your home and the environment products and services. With EPS growth for the index constituents poised to significantly outperform the S&P 500 in the coming quarters, the index is positioned to weather near-term market headwinds.

Our Investment Themes

Aging of the Population

The impact on the economy of a global demographic shift to a more senior population

DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The foundational services and technologies that enable continuous access to information, commerce, communication, and entertainment that have become a daily fact of life.

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATORS

Disruptive Innovators today span not just technology, but also biological sciences, material science, healthcare, energy, consumer and business services.

LIVING THE LIFE

Those luxury goods and services that give pleasure to the buyer while also serving as a sign of having made it and reflect a level of social standing and indulgence

Rise of the Global Middle Class

Focuses on areas around the world where rising disposable incomes are driving consumers to look for ways to improve themselves and the way they live.

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CLEAN LIVING

The growing demand for products that claim to be natural, boost health, or have a positive impact on the environment.

DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

The confluence of high-speed networks, expanding computing power, and falling storage costs have changed how consumers interact, share, shop, transact, game, pay and consume content.

GUILTY PLEASURES

Those little treats and would-be harmless vices that we as consumers like or need to have from time to time even though there may be a form of guilt associated with indulging.

MIDDLE CLASS SQUEEZE

Lower employment, increased savings rates, lack of available credit, and weak income growth have led consumers to save where they can, seeking more value for each dollar spent.

SAFETY & SECRUITY

The evolving needs across individual, cyber, corporate and homeland security as behaviors shift away from reactionary defense towards always prepared and secure.

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