Weekly Issue: Shift in Consumer Spending Continues

Weekly Issue: Shift in Consumer Spending Continues

In this week’s issue of Tematica Options+, we share why the March Retail Sales and some other new revelations are leading us to keep our short positions in FNKO and TGT intact. New Buy ratings and favorable price targets on DBX and SPOT shares, help soften the frustration with our GSVC calls. And we’re boosting our stop loss associated with our PCAR calls.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Robust Earnings and March Retail Sales Bode Well for Select List

WEEKLY ISSUE: Robust Earnings and March Retail Sales Bode Well for Select List

Earnings season for 1Q 2018 is underway, and while we’ve gotten off to a promising start, the season is only just getting started. We’ll continue to watch all the data as it comes in for 1Q 2018 to size up what we’re likely to hear in the coming weeks. We’ve got some bullish results from a competitor of Applied Materials, and we’re putting Habit Restaurant shares under the microscope.

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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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WEEKLY ISSUE: Examining an Aging of the Population Contender as we wait for the Fed

WEEKLY ISSUE: Examining an Aging of the Population Contender as we wait for the Fed

As we wait for the results of the Fed’s latest monetary policy meeting later today, we’ll put an Aging of the Population company under the microscope and share some thought on what renewed privacy concerns are likely to bring about.

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Weekly Issue / Trade Alert: A New Put Play as Kids Stop Playing with Toys

Weekly Issue / Trade Alert: A New Put Play as Kids Stop Playing with Toys

While we may see a calm day or two between now and next Wednesday, odds are we are far more likely to see the recent market choppiness continue. This can make for a challenging market for stocks in the short-term, and even more so for options, particularly call options.

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Weekly Issue: Looking for Trump-Proof Companies

Weekly Issue: Looking for Trump-Proof Companies

Amid DC-centric uncertainty back in vogue, we are seeing renewed uncertainty in the market this week. We’ll stick to our thematic knitting, which should Trump-proof the Tematica Investing Select List. We also game out the pending bankruptcy for Toys R Us, the latest but certainly not the last company to fall victim to our Connected Society investing theme.

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Weekly Issue: Waiting on Trump to make an official move on the tariffs

With potential trade tariffs to be had, we are holding off adding a new call option recommendation this week, but we reiterate our short retail position amid rising expenses, and we remain patient with our other trade positions.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: The Impact of Tariffs and Continued Rundown of Select Positions

WEEKLY ISSUE: The Impact of Tariffs and Continued Rundown of Select Positions

As the market vacillates back and forth based on the latest concerning proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, we share our sobering perspective and continue to share updates for positions on the Tematica Investing Select List.

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Blue Apron and GNC, two examples of the struggle to fight against thematic headwinds

Blue Apron and GNC, two examples of the struggle to fight against thematic headwinds

The latest entrant into the meal kitting business continues our bearish call on Blue Apron (APRN) shares, and we take a look at an Aging of the Population company that looks to get a lifeline from China for its balance sheet and its business.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Is Inflation Rearing Its Ugly Head or Not?

WEEKLY ISSUE: Is Inflation Rearing Its Ugly Head or Not?

Earlier this morning we received the January Consumer Price Index (CPI), one of the closely watched measures of that now dirty word – inflation. As a quick reminder, the market swings over the last two weeks were ignited by the headline wage data in the January Employment Report, as well as other signs, such as rising freight costs. This topic of resetting inflation expectations and what it may mean for the Fed and interest rates has been a topic of conversation amongst all investors this week.

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