Champagne bubbles: reflect more than just the quality of the bubbly

Talking about “markets” and “bubbles” is always a dangerous thing, but when it comes to these bubbles, it can be fun, particularly as it reflects part of our Affordable Luxury thematic . . .

Treated as a barometer of global consumer confidence, Champagne sales are a good indicator of whether shoppers are buying luxury or premium goods, and also whether they feel flush enough to invest in global equities or housing.

 . . . After eight years of post-crisis adjustments, it appears “demand for premium goods and services is finally getting back to the pre-crisis ‘normal’ . . . ”

Source: BBC – Capital – Why we’re drinking more Champagne than ever before

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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.

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