Category Archives: Safety & Security

Online fraudulent traffic increasing this holiday season

Online fraudulent traffic increasing this holiday season

We’ve seen a pronounced pickup, as expected, in the shift to digital shopping that is one of the central aspects of our Digital Lifestyle investing theme. New research shows that shift is also serving as a spark for cyber attacks, increasing the risk of malicious activity that is a tailwind for cyber spending and our Safety & Security investing theme.  

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Space, the final frontier and now a focus for national security 

Space, the final frontier and now a focus for national security 

The journey into space, what began primarily as a scientific endeavor of man, has evolved over the decades into a technological focus with the launch and use of satellites. Such satellites are used for everything from surveillance, communications, weather forecasting and GPS functions.  And of course, as is often the case, where there are valuable […]

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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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Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Affects Up to 500 Million People

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Affects Up to 500 Million People

Marriott’s cyber attack is one of the larger ones in recent history, but what separates it from others in the past is the recent passage of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation privacy law. This will make the Marriott attack not only one to watch but also a likely driver of spending associated with our Safety & Security investing theme.

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EP. 86 Major Market Disruptions and What Everyone is Missing

EP. 86 Major Market Disruptions and What Everyone is Missing

This week on the Cocktail Investing podcast our resident mixologists – Chris Versace, Tematica Research’s Chief Investment Officer and Lenore Hawkins, Tematica Research’s Chief Macro Strategist – talk about major changes underfoot in the equity and bond markets as well as the major macro factors that are likely to impact investors in the months ahead.

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Lockheed receives $6B downpayment on 255 F-35’s

Lockheed receives $6B downpayment on 255 F-35’s

Recently we shared how the Trump Administration has not only pumped up the  Department of Defense Budget to $717 billion for 2018, but also encouraged the export of U.S. weaponry to foreign militaries as a means for driving down costs while also promoting domestic manufacturing. This is a clear thematic data point for Tematica’s Safety & […]

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Weapon Sales Across the Globe Drive Safety & Security Theme

Weapon Sales Across the Globe Drive Safety & Security Theme

The 2018 $717 billion Department of Defense budget included more than 20,000 more troops, 90 new F-35s, a $4 billion missile defense system and the creation of the Space Corps as a new arm of the Air Force. That budget was big news for defense contractors here in the United States, but doesn’t tell the entire story of how strong 2018 has been for them

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The SEC is calling for better controls as cyber scams grow

The SEC is calling for better controls as cyber scams grow

The growing frequency of cyber scams is leading the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to take notice given the underlying assumption of investor trust in a company’s internal controls. Should the SEC start dolling out fines for lax corporate behavior, it would lead to fresh wave of spending on cyber security solutions.

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DoD booklet details its spending investments on Safety & Security

DoD booklet details its spending investments on Safety & Security

When we hear about a budget increase, particularly one approved by the Federal government, there are concerns about how the funds will be spent. Will those funds be spent as intended or prattled away on items that may fall out of the original spending approval. With the last year’s congressionally mandated defense spending increase, this week […]

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