Ep 93: Thematic Signals and the Start of 4Q 2018 Earnings Season

Ep 93: Thematic Signals and the Start of 4Q 2018 Earnings Season




The 4Q 2018 earnings season has begun and thus far we’ve had a number of high profile companies, including Apple (AAPL), Samsung, Ford (F), Sherwin Williams (SHW), and Macy’s (M), preannounce weaker than expected results for the quarter. This follows the continued flow of economic data pointing to a slowing global economy. All of this makes for a tenuous earnings season as the velocity of those reports kicks into high gear over the next few weeks.

We discuss all of that on this week’s podcast and also share several thematic signals that have caught our attention. These span our Aging of the Population, Digital Lifestyle, Disruptive Innovators, Rise of the New Middle-Class and Guilty Pleasure investing themes. Some of the companies making noise in these signals are Apple, Microsoft (MSFT), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), and Yum Brands’ (YUM) Pizza Hut. Tune into what we have to say about those signals and how they confirm the tailwinds associated with those investing themes.

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About the Author

Lenore Hawkins & Chris Versace
Lenore Hawkins serves as the Chief Macro Strategist for Tematica Research. With over 20 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, risk management, asset valuation and operations optimization, her focus is primarily on macroeconomic influences and identification of those long-term themes that create investing headwinds or tailwinds. Chris Versace is Tematica's Chief Investment Officer and editor of Tematica Investing newsletter. All of that capitalizes on his near 20 years in the investment industry, nearly all of it breaking down industries and recommending stocks.

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