Author Archives: Chris Broussard

About Chris Broussard

I'm the Co-Founder and President of Tematica Research and editor of Thematic Signals, which aims to uncover confirming data points and items to watch for our list of investing themes. Whether its a news item, video clip, or company commentary, we've included this full list of items literally "ripped from the headlines." I have been involved in financial services marketing and publishing for over 20 years – having held senior level positions with financial publishers, financial services corporations and providing marketing support and consulting services to financial institutions and independent financial advisors. My background in digital marketing, financial services and consumer research provides me with a unique perspective on how to uncover the underlying proof points that are driving the themes our Chief Investment Officer Chris Versace utilizes in our various Tematica publications.
California Infrastructure is Going the Wrong Way

California Infrastructure is Going the Wrong Way

With all the other noise coming out of Washington, D.C. these days, the one topic we haven’t heard too much about in recent months is the state our nation’s infrastructure. That’s certainly not because of progress made in that area, a fact underscored by the preliminary report card released this week on the state of bridges and roads in California.

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Energy Pain Points in Puerto Rico Force Disruptive Innovation Acceleration

Energy Pain Points in Puerto Rico Force Disruptive Innovation Acceleration

In Puerto Rico, we are seeing the phenomenon of Disruptive Innovation play out in the area of renewable energy as residents struggle to get back on their feet following Hurricane Maria. What was once a savings or clean energy advantage, solar power is almost becoming a necessity for safety and security.

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Snack attack: Better-for-you, healthy, spicy and savory NPD drivers

Snack attack: Better-for-you, healthy, spicy and savory NPD drivers

PepsiCo’s (PEP) recent acquisition of SodaStream (SODA) is but one of a long string of acquisitions in the “Natural” space as of late. J.M Smuckers, General Mills, Mondelez . . . they’ve all stocked their “pantries” with strategic acquisitions, not to mention recrafting of mainstay brands with updated versions that are Non-GMO, free of artificial flavors […]

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US Air Force Secretary wants to increase squadrons by 24%

US Air Force Secretary wants to increase squadrons by 24%

At the recent Air, Space and Cyber Conference, United States Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson detailed her vision for increasing the number of squadrons by 24%, taking the force up to 386 squadrons from the current level of 312. Citing several studies, as well as feedback from service personnel, the USAF is too small to fulfil […]

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7-Eleven Expands Mobile Payments to Make it Even More Convenient

7-Eleven Expands Mobile Payments to Make it Even More Convenient

People shop at convenience stores, well, because they are convenient. In an effort to maintain its level of convenience in today’s Digital Lifestyle world, 7-Eleven announced today that it is expanding its mobile payment options to include Google Pay and Apple Pay and most of its locations. “Frictionless experiences are the future, and digital payments […]

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Healthcare Data Presents Lucrative Target for Cyberattackers

Healthcare Data Presents Lucrative Target for Cyberattackers

Safety & Security, one of Tematica’s investment themes that probably has the most relevance in the headlines on a day-to-day basis. The theme essentially reflects the defensive posture we as a society have adopted as of late — one cause of which was the aftermath of the 9-11 Attacks 17 years ago — across all areas of our lives: homeland protection; protection of ourselves, our homes,  and possessions; protection of corporate assets; and protection of data across all levels.

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With Its Games No Longer “Destination TV”, the NFL Goes Where the Fans Are

With Its Games No Longer “Destination TV”, the NFL Goes Where the Fans Are

Much has been made about the declining ratings in the NFL over the past two seasons and its causes. Cord-cutting, political protests, distaste for the violent hits, the fact that your team hasn’t had an 11-win season since 1991 . . . no matter what the cause, fewer and fewer folks plopped down on the couch last season and that has owners concerned.

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Weekly Issue: Luxury Goods Are No Longer Scarce

Weekly Issue: Luxury Goods Are No Longer Scarce

Tematica’s Living the Life investing theme looks to capture the global spending on higher-end affordable luxury as well as luxury branded goods and services that from an economic perspective have a high-income elasticity of demand. As people become wealthier, which we are seeing with the Rise of the Middle Class across many emerging economies, especially China, they will buy more luxury goods.

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98% Of Chinese Internet Users Are Mobile

98% Of Chinese Internet Users Are Mobile

The Rise of the New Middle Class investment theme that we cover at Tematica Research focuses on areas around the world where rising disposable incomes are driving demand for a host of products and services. While their absolute level of wealth will remain quite low compared with that of consumers in developed countries, this group […]

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