Category Archives: Safety & Security

WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade and Tariffs, the Words of the Week

WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade and Tariffs, the Words of the Week

With trade and tariffs being the market words of the week, we review the positioning and exposure for that on the Tematica Investing Select List. We’re cutting MGM Resorts (MGM) from the Select List, and are recasting our Rise & Fall of the Middle Class theme into two – the New Middle Class and the Middle Class Squeeze.

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Connected surveillance cameras bring safety & security

Connected surveillance cameras bring safety & security

There are several aspects to our Safety & Security investing theme, one of which is being proactive vs. reactive, which we see as one of the differences between “security” and “defense.”  While the headlines over the last few years have focused on body-cameras, we are seeing the coming together of our Connected Society and Safety […]

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Emirates thinks robots, AI and big data can improve the airport experience

Emirates thinks robots, AI and big data can improve the airport experience

Team Tematica logs plenty of air miles each year, and we would love to see a more stream lined way to getting not only in and out of the airport, but on and off the airplane as well. It seems, we’re not alone in that thinking and now Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier, is […]

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BMO and CIBC attacks are reminders of the growing cyber threat

BMO and CIBC attacks are reminders of the growing cyber threat

Another reminder that cybersecurity, a key aspect of our Safety & Security investing theme and our Safety & Security Index, is the 21st century version of insuance – one needs to have for when something does go wrong. With $445 billion lost last year to cybercrime, I see that making cybersecurity a must have for […]

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Sorry Westfield but technology is not a cure-all for problems at the mall

“The talk of the death of the mall, and many bankruptcies of retailers … it’s basically because [mall owners] are not servicing their customers properly in a way that they like,” Lowy said. That’s mall operator Westfield co-CEO Steven Lowy sharing his view at the recent ShopTalk conference and while it is possible a factor that is […]

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The Orbitz hack is more confirmation for our Safety & Security investing theme

I just received an email notification from American Express (AXP) detailing the following: “We are writing to let you know that American Express recently learned that our third-party vendor, Orbitz, was the victim of a cyber attack. “ Of course, this is the latest announced high profile cyber attack, which in my view serves as […]

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A Thematic Investing Perspective on Firearms

A Thematic Investing Perspective on Firearms

  When we develop our investment themes at Tematica Research, we look at the intersection of economics, demographics, psychographics and technologies, mixed in with regulatory mandates and other forces.  Each of those factors has a varying level of influence on the equation at any given time and as we like to say, the landscape is constantly shifting. […]

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Politics and Technology Impact Gun Sales

Politics and Technology Impact Gun Sales

The thematic investing approach we utilize at Tematica Research focuses on identifying sustainable market shifts that come about due to shifting economics, demographics, psychographics, technologies, mixed with regulatory mandates and other forces. This week, we see all of these factors wrapped up in our Safety & Security investment theme in a decline in gun sales, […]

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Pain Points in Investing – Social Security Number as a case study

Pain Points in Investing – Social Security Number as a case study

Tematica’s investing strategy focuses not only on those long-term forces that generate formidable tailwinds or headwinds but also on major pain points, as solutions can generate serious value to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The problem of Social Security numbers for definitive identification is one such pain point.

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