Category Archives: Living the Life

Weekly Issue: Looking Around the Bend of the Current Rebound Rally

Weekly Issue: Looking Around the Bend of the Current Rebound Rally

We’ve closed the books on a painful November, and while progress on the US-China trade front is popping the stock market today a number of issues remain that will likely come into focus as the relief rally fades. We recap the Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday holiday shopping, a boon for our Digital Lifestyle investing theme and discuss what investors should be watching this week as we kick off the last month of the trading year.

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Weekly Issue: We aren’t out of the woods just yet

Weekly Issue: We aren’t out of the woods just yet

This week we closed the books on the month of October, and what a month it was for the stock market. In short, the month of October wiped out most the market’s year to date gains as investors digested both September quarter earnings and updated guidance that spurred a re-think in top and bottom line expectations.

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MSC Cruises follows Royal Caribbean and Marriott into the ultraluxury cruise market

MSC Cruises follows Royal Caribbean and Marriott into the ultraluxury cruise market

Another cruise line is entering the luxury market which features a smaller cabin count but a much higher price tag in the hunt for higher margins associated with our Living the Life investing theme.

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Weekly Issue: Among the Volatility, We See Several Thematic Confirming Data Points

Weekly Issue: Among the Volatility, We See Several Thematic Confirming Data Points

In a busy as well as volatile week, we continue to receive confirming data points for our investment themes and thematic holdings from a variety of sources including the September Retail Sales report as well as September quarter earnings reports and other events. This week we are scaling once again into our DFRG shares.

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A Thematic Review of the September Retail Sales Report – Cocktail Investing Podcast

A Thematic Review of the September Retail Sales Report – Cocktail Investing Podcast

  On this week’s podcast, Tematica’s mixologists, Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace, take a thematic deep dive on the September Retail Sales Report. With the consumer directly or indirectly accounting for nearly two-thirds of the domestic economy and the average consumer spending 31% of his or her paycheck on retails goods, this monthly report is […]

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Luxury car company Aston Martin taps the IPO market

Luxury car company Aston Martin taps the IPO market

There are many cars on the roads today, but one iconic car company that counts famous movie spy James Bond as a customer is going public. That’s right, well known expensive sports car company Aston Marton is selling shares to the public joining Ferrari as one of the pure-play publicly traded companies that focus on higher […]

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Adding more Del Frisco’s to our plate following several bullish data points

Adding more Del Frisco’s to our plate following several bullish data points

Following several bullish data points from last week, including ones found in the August Retail Sales report, we are adding to our position in Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG). The August Retail Sales report was also positive for our Amazon, UPS, Costco Wholesale and McCormick & Co. shares.

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Poshmark, a Disruptive Innovator for Your Closet

Poshmark, a Disruptive Innovator for Your Closet

While technically Poshmark is a digital marketplace where people from the United States can buy and sell new or used clothing, shoes and accessories, the reality is it’s a community based social media platform that matches buyers and sellers of personal clothing. If that sounds like a company at the intersection of our Disruptive Innovators, Digital Lifestyle, Middle-Class Squeeze and Living the Life investing themes, we could not agree more.

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