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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…."
Recent data is fanning the flames of uncertainty

Recent data is fanning the flames of uncertainty

3Q15 was a blow to consumer confidence, and fanned the flames of uncertainty – one thing the stock market does not like.

Earlier this week we closed the books on September, and we all know the market ended the month on a weak note.

Taking a step back, the September quarter was mired with issues — the Greek Crisis, the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan, the accelerated decline of the Chinese economy, the back and forth of the “hike, no-hike” by the Fed, and more — all of which pointed toward a slowing domestic economy. The third quarter was a blow to consumer confidence, and fanned the flames of uncertainty, and we all know uncertainty is one thing the stock market does not like. Neither do we, and we suspect you and your clients don’t either.

In this week’s issue of Tematica Insights:

  • A look at PMI Manufacturing data, a miss on the Employment Report, and what else is to come on the missed earnings front.
  • Why we are not “buying the dip” this time.
  • iPhone shipment numbers: a good things for more than just Apple ({stock_quote symbol=”AAPL”]).
  • The Force is with Disney {stock_quote symbol=”DIS”]).

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COMPANIES MENTIONED
  • American Airlines (AAL)
  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Bank of America (BAC)
  • Caterpillar (CAT)
  • ConAgra (CAG)
  • Dunkin Brands (DNKN)
  • FedEx (FDX)
  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)
  • Skyworks Solutions (SWKS)
  • Swift Transportation (SWFT)
  • Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM)
  • The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
  • Whole Foods Market (WFM)