Published Research and Articles on the Digital Infrastructure Theme

As we enter Mobile World Congress 2019, arguably the mobile event of the year, 5G network and device launch details are coming into greater focus. Verizon is taking the early lead in the US staking out 5G to 30 cities in the US by the end of 2019. Of course, 30 cities is hardly national […]

Another week of the stock market melting up as December quarter issues continue to fall the wayside. Yet, companies continue to serve up weaker guidance leading earnings expectations to fall. There are fresh concerns over the speed of the domestic economy, which continues to look like the best one on the economic block. We break down recent positive data for Amazon, Google, and Costco Wholesale, and discuss what’s ahead with Universal Display and Mobile World Congress 2019.

We inherently know that we as people are spending more time online shopping, streaming, communicating and the like. So much so that Apple and others have built tools to tell us as individuals how much time we are spending chewing through data. A new study puts some context and perspective around what that looks like […]

Given that in many parts of China surface infrastructure and transportation isn’t being rebuilt, but rather built for the first time, the country has the opportunity to integrate technology with the full knowledge of what the next generation of cars and vehicles will demand.  A recent article in Tech Crunch digs into how “smart highways” are taking shape not just in China, but also Dubai.

As earnings expectations get cut for the first half of 2019, we remove Altria (MO) from the Thematic Leaders and discuss takeout speculation on USA Technologies. With earnings season kicking into high gear over the next week, volatility is likely to ensue and that keeps us on the sidelines this week.

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As earnings expectations get cut for the first half of 2019, we remove Altria (MO) from the Thematic Leaders and discuss takeout speculation on USA Technologies. With earnings season kicking into high gear over the next week, volatility is likely to ensue and that keeps us on the sidelines this week with Tematica Options+.

The December quarter earnings season is upon us, and those reports have started on a decidedly mixed front. We’ve gotten more data pointing to a slowing economy, and the government shutdown continues. As we wait for the pace of earnings reports to move into high gear, the second half of 2018 was home to a number of thematically inspired M&A, and odds are more will be had in 2018. We add back USAT shares to the Tematica Select List and review several of the Thematic Leaders.

  The main question related to the desperate need to rebuild the bridges, roads, tunnels and other aspects of the United States’ transportation system isn’t when the task should be undertaken, but how to pay for it. The headlines and media tend to focus on Washington, DC for the solution to that funding question — […]

In the coming years, the demand for chip processing power within cars is going to be enormous — even before fully autonomous vehicles even become a mainstay.  Lane control systems, adaptive cruise control, crash detection systems all place demands on the digital infrastructure inside and outside of a car, not to mention the ability for passengers to stream movies, music and other media as they pass the time.

In order to look forward, you have to first assess what’s happened of late. With that in mind as we move past New Year’s Day and begin the 12-month march for 2019, we’re re-sharing the top 10 Cocktail Investing podcasts by the number of downloads for 2018.

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