Making thematic sense of the July Retail Sales report

Making thematic sense of the July Retail Sales report

We saw many confirming data points for Amazon, Costco Wholesale, Habit Restaurant and McCormick & Co. shares in the July Retail Sales report as well as in Walmart’s stellar July quarter results.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Scaling deeper into Dycom shares

WEEKLY ISSUE: Scaling deeper into Dycom shares

As we hit the midpoint of the current quarter, we acknowledge our quarter to date winners as well as those that are lagging the market. We also scale deeper into Dycom shares, examine the impact our Middle-Class Squeeze investing theme is having on the housing market and share a Digital Lifestyle company that could be the next Blue Apron.

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Ikea open for the growing middle-class in India

Ikea open for the growing middle-class in India

We can now add Ikea to the throes of companies that are targeting the growing middle-class in India. We’ve acknowledged for some time that market in India is one of the drivers behind our Rise of the New Middle Class investing theme, and the latest data from the International Monetary Fund finds India to be the […]

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Unattended retail – a sleeper market inside our Digital Lifestyle and Digital Infrastructure themes

Unattended retail – a sleeper market inside our Digital Lifestyle and Digital Infrastructure themes

With transaction friction increasing across our Digital Lifestyle investing theme, one underappreciated market is unattended retail even though it is poised to deliver significant growth in the coming years. One driving aspect of digital shopping that is carrying over to unattended retail is the consumer convenience to grab, pay and go without waiting on line […]

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Voice interfaces are challenging and changing marketing tactics

Voice interfaces are challenging and changing marketing tactics

We’ve seen a number of interface technologies over since the dawn of the PC age, but until now and in one way or another they have all hinged on the screen. No matter how big or how small, consumers have been able to see what they have been looking for or working on, but with […]

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Confirming Thematic Data Points Continue to Pour In

WEEKLY ISSUE: Confirming Thematic Data Points Continue to Pour In

It’s a big issue this week as we once again boost our Apple price target, talk on the shifting stock market dynamic and provide updates on Nokia, AXT, and Habit Restaurant as we also explain why we remain bullish on Amazon and Costco shares.

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Grubhub positions to do more for food delivery

Grubhub positions to do more for food delivery

  Grubhub was one of the first companies with its mobile and online ordering platforms to disrupt how we order food takeout and delivery. The company continues to expand its restaurant offering, which now spans more than 80,000 local restaurants in  1,600 cities under its Grubhub, Seamless, and Eat24 applications. With sales up 50% in […]

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Amazon targets Medplus and two of our investing themes

Amazon targets Medplus and two of our investing themes

As we saw this past Prime Day 2018, Amazon is targeting international expansion of its Prime services. It’s also doing the same with its acquisition of online pharmacy as PillPack it looks to disrupt the pharmacy market, an event that we here at Tematica are anxiously awaiting. As Amazon builds on PillPack that acquisition should […]

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Facing the pain of rising health care costs of an aging population

Facing the pain of rising health care costs of an aging population

There are several downsides to our Aging of the Population investing theme, one of which centers on the rising cost associated with aging associated with healthcare. As this new report from Vanguard Group shows, there that cost balloons as we live longer and longer and that poses a savings and investment pain point for us […]

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Finally, the painful car buying process gets disrupted

Finally, the painful car buying process gets disrupted

If you’ve purchased a new or used car, then you know the pain associated with the process and what a time suck it is. Even after all the research, there is the customary back and forth with the salesperson and his or her manager to haggle out a deal BEFORE you get to the financing […]

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