Category Archives: Aging of the Population

Don’t Count Out Older Grocery Shoppers 

Don’t Count Out Older Grocery Shoppers 

  When it comes to the confluence of our Digital Lifestyle and Aging of the Population investment themes, this recent article from eMarketer hits the nail on the head: A June 2018 survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation in collaboration with AARP Foundation shed more light on the digital grocery buying behavior of older […]

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Germany′s aging population desperate for more nurses 

Germany′s aging population desperate for more nurses 

We’ve talked quite a bit over the last several quarters about the nursing shortage in the US that has fueled the sharp climb in AMN Healthcare shares. Now we are hearing the same in Germany, with the root cause serving as a confirming signal for our Aging of the Population investing theme and its global […]

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Japan – watching disruption adoption to deal with its aging population

In Japan, the number of elderly people aged 65 or older accounts for roughly 27%  of the country’s 127.1 million population and by 2050 it’s expected to reach 40%. This data from World Population Review suggests Japan is the oldest country in terms of aged population and will remain so. For us here at Tematica, it […]

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Holograms are changing how doctors learn

Holograms are changing how doctors learn

  There is only so much one can learn from a two-dimensional book, and that is prompting the use of holograms, one of the technologies inside our Disruptive Technologies investing theme, in educational settings. Given the many systems and their inner workings inside the human body, holograms are a natural fit with medicine, and in […]

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Facing the pain of rising health care costs of an aging population

Facing the pain of rising health care costs of an aging population

There are several downsides to our Aging of the Population investing theme, one of which centers on the rising cost associated with aging associated with healthcare. As this new report from Vanguard Group shows, there that cost balloons as we live longer and longer and that poses a savings and investment pain point for us […]

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Amazon + PillPack = Pharmacy Disruption 

Amazon + PillPack = Pharmacy Disruption 

This week Amazon finally did what it was long rumored to do — enter the pharmacy space with its acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy that lets customers buy medications in pre-made doses. From my perch, I see the long expected move by Amazon into the pharmacy space as putting pressure on the prescription drug business, especially for […]

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Ep 66: The Turning of the Liquidity Tide as Boomers Head into Retirement with Jesse Felder of The Felder Report

Ep 66: The Turning of the Liquidity Tide as Boomers Head into Retirement with Jesse Felder of The Felder Report

As the narrative of the synchronized global economy is weakening and the U.S. is just starting to feel the impact of the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes, we spoke with Jesse Felder of the Felder Report to discuss his view of the US and global economy and how he sees the global liquidity tide turning.

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Japan leverages autonomous driving to address trucking industry shortage

Japan leverages autonomous driving to address trucking industry shortage

One of the problems with US investors is they tend not to look much past thier shores for investment opportunities or confirming data points. Here at Tematica, we recognize our investment themes are global in nature, and that causes us to take a more wholistic perspective. The US is not the only country battling truck […]

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Aging Americans find Social Security benefits buy 34 percent less than in 2000

Aging Americans find Social Security benefits buy 34 percent less than in 2000

A new report released by the Senior Citizens League showcases the intersection of our Aging of the Population and Middle Class Squeeze investing themes as it reveals “a 4 percent loss in Social Security buying power from January 2017 to January 2018 and a 34 percent decrease since 2000.” Talk about a major ouch for […]

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