Author Archives: Chris Versace, Chief Investment Officer

About Chris Versace, Chief Investment Officer

I'm the Chief Investment Officer of Tematica Research and editor of Tematica Investing newsletter. All of that capitalizes on my near 20 years in the investment industry, nearly all of it breaking down industries and recommending stocks. In that time, I've been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and my efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters’ StarMine Monitor. In my travels, I've covered cyclicals, tech and more, which gives me a different vantage point, one that uses not only an ecosystem or food chain perspective, but one that also examines demographics, economics, psychographics and more when formulating my investment views. The question I most often get is "Are you related to…."
Weekly issue: Downside Protection Critical Amid These Uncertain Conditions

Weekly issue: Downside Protection Critical Amid These Uncertain Conditions

With the stock market seemingly once again ignoring the growing risks that could lead to a rocky March quarter earnings season, we are making sure subscribers have downside protection amid their holdings.

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Weekly issue: Adding Even More Downside Protection

Weekly issue: Adding Even More Downside Protection

With the stock market seemingly once again ignoring the growing risks that could lead to a rocky March quarter earnings season, we are making sure subscribers have downside protection amid their holdings. We’re also adding an inverse ETF call position for even greater protection.

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Slowing growth and rising debt hit China luxury brand sales

Slowing growth and rising debt hit China luxury brand sales

Over the last several months, we’ve received several pieces of data that not only point to a slowing global economy, particularly at Europe and China but also to growing worries over the consumer’s ability to spend. We’ve covered the US data points rather thoroughly on this episode of the Cocktail Investing Podcast as part of […]

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The FCC is already planning for  terahertz wireless data after 5G

The FCC is already planning for terahertz wireless data after 5G

We are only starting to see commercial deployment of 5G mobile technology, but efforts are already underway for the next evolution of mobile connectivity. Here at Tematica, we’ve been saying there will be another “G” after 5G, much the way there was a 4G after 3G and 2G. With applications still being realized for 4G […]

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The US Navy under cyber siege

The US Navy under cyber siege

As we tend to say here at Tematica, it only takes a high profile headline to remind people about the increasingly pervasive threat of cyber attacks, the 21st century’s theater for war, that is a tailwind for our Safety & Security investing theme. Typically these headlines for these attacks surround individuals and corporations, but this […]

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Walmart entering the low-end tablet market as Google looks to exit

Walmart entering the low-end tablet market as Google looks to exit

Walmart is joining the ranks of the tablet market, which comes at a time when some device owners are balking at the increasing price points for smartphones. This tablet, which will have a price point that is very friendly with cash strapped consumers associated with our Middle-class Squeeze investing theme, leverages Chinese manufacturing and the […]

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Boeing’s 737-Max issues highlight index construction issues

Boeing’s 737-Max issues highlight index construction issues

The construction and weighting of the indices that power the major market indices as well as ETFs make all the difference as highlighted by Boeing’s current 737 aircraft issues.

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Weekly Issue: Talking Thematics, Boeing and Retail Sales

Weekly Issue: Talking Thematics, Boeing and Retail Sales

The driver for the market so far this week has been retail and Boeing, and we tackle what’s going on with both. We’re adding a new Disruptive Innovator to the Select List and holding steady with Del Frisco shares following good earnings, but not a word on its strategic initiatives.

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Weekly Issue: Adding a Short Position While Taking Another Run at DFRG

Weekly Issue: Adding a Short Position While Taking Another Run at DFRG

The driver for the market so far this week has been retail and Boeing, and we tackle what’s going on with both. We’re adding a new Disruptive Innovator to the Select List and holding steady with Del Frisco shares following good earnings, but not a word on its strategic initiatives. We’re adding a short position in the shares of Veeco Instruments given recent and pronounced weakness in two of its key areas. And after being stopped out of our Del Frisco calls, we’re reloading that position today.

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SpartanNash Introduces Clean Ingredient Initiative for Private Label Products

SpartanNash Introduces Clean Ingredient Initiative for Private Label Products

Grocery and fresh food distributor SpartanNash has introduced a Clean Ingredient Initiative for its Our Family and Open Acres private label brands that focuses on simpler products with reduced ingredient lists and clean, easy-to-read labels. SpartanNash is joining a growing movement among private label product companies to tap into our Clean Living investing theme and to […]

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