Ep. 59: Exposing the Supply Chain Security Nightmare

Ep. 59: Exposing the Supply Chain Security Nightmare

In today’s podcast, Tematica’s Chris Versace discusses with Interos Solutions CEO and President Jennifer Beisceglie how the downside of the operational focus on the supply chain has kicked the door wide open for bad actors to exploit it in the form of cyber and other attacks. Listen now

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Ep 58: Why Boxed is a Takeout Candidate

Ep 58: Why Boxed is a Takeout Candidate

  Download Episode   Amid the ups and downs of the stock market, it comes as little surprise to us here at Tematica that thematically well-positioned companies are M&A takeout candidates. We’ve seen it before, and odds are we will see it again. If you’ve been listening to CNBC or FOXBusiness, we are once again […]

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Brookdale Senior Living: are its thematic tailwinds enough to earn a buy rating?

Brookdale Senior Living: are its thematic tailwinds enough to earn a buy rating?

Brookdale Senior Living is a company that is positioned to benefit from our Aging of the Population investment theme. But we must determine whether those thematic tailwinds are enough for its stock to earn a buy rating at this point in time.

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Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About the Return of Volatility?

Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About the Return of Volatility?

It’s been quite a quick, volatile ride in February — unlike anything we’ve seen in more than a year. We’ve gone from overbought to oversold and back to overbought again, but with volumes 22% lower on the move back up than during the slide down. It would seem not everyone is convinced the rebound will stick.

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Black Friday Clicks vs Bricks

Black Friday Clicks vs Bricks

In this week’s episode of the Cocktail Investing Podcast, hosts Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace digest all of the data coming in from the official start of the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season and the shakeout between the brick and mortar retailers versus the impact of online sales.

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The Rise and Fall of the Middle-Class Part 1

The Rise and Fall of the Middle-Class Part 1

The expanding global middle class will account for nearly half of all consumption in the coming years. In this week’s podcast episode we discuss the where and why behind this new middle-class and how it is reshaping industries and business models at Amazon (AMZN) and General Motors (GM) to McCormick & Co. (MKC) and many, many more

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Surprises From Market Breadth with Record Margin Debt

Surprises From Market Breadth with Record Margin Debt

As we discussed earlier, heading into the third quarter earnings season, we have above average level of positive guidance in terms of both top line sales and earnings as well as lower-than-average negative earnings guidance. We  pointed out yesterday, however, that an uncomfortable portion of that guidance is driven by gains from a weak dollar […]

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Nike offers several points of confirmation; Boosting two price targets

WEEKLY ISSUE: Nike offers several points of confirmation; Boosting two price targets

As we close out Q317, Nike’s earnings results reinforce several as our investment themes as well as our recent comments on the dollar.

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Lackluster Demand for the Apple iPhone 8 Puts Pressure on OLED and others

Lackluster Demand for the Apple iPhone 8 Puts Pressure on OLED and others

Apple shares have slipped since the company’s lackluster September special event as investors question iPhone 8 model demand ahead of the early November launch of the iPhone X. That slip in Apple shares has overflowed and resulted in the same downward pressure on our Universal Display (OLED) shares, but there is potential upside still to be had.

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COCKTAIL INVESTING: Panera Challenges McD’s, Apple Watch flubs, and the SEC gets hacked

COCKTAIL INVESTING: Panera Challenges McD’s, Apple Watch flubs, and the SEC gets hacked

What’s the story behind Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich challenging McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast food companies? The answer ties into our Food with Integrity investing theme and if you’ve seen the documentary Super Size Me you can guess where this is going. You can practically see Lenore roll her eyes at the response from McDonald’s.

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