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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No Sleepy End of  Summer in Sight

No Sleepy End of  Summer in Sight

As the country turns the page on the eclipse, political maneuvering retakes center, all while the battle lines between Wal-Mart and Amazon are being set for the future of retail. Of course, we have our sleeper pick too that is strengthening its position while everyone else focuses on WMT and AMZN.

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China and Trade – It’s Complicated

China and Trade – It’s Complicated

On Monday, August 14th I spoke with David Asman and Melissa Francis, hosts of After the Bell on Fox Business, about the recent moves in the market and the discussions around trade relations with China. I pointed out that while trade is often discussed in the media as a transaction in which there is a […]

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Markets Reach New Highs, But Why?

Markets Reach New Highs, But Why?

Thursday the Dow hit its 7th straight record close, despite the news that Special Counsel Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in the Russia election tampering probe. While many are attributing the market’s gains to president Trump’s administration, this divergence calls that into question. As does the reality that President Trump’s approval rating has hit new lows with disapproval ratings reaching new highs while the market has continued to rise.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: A Company in Transition Can Be an Opportunity When the Time is Right

WEEKLY ISSUE: A Company in Transition Can Be an Opportunity When the Time is Right

Historically September has been one of the worst performing months for the market, and given our concerns about earnings expectations vs. the market’s valuation, the pending normalization of the Fed’s balance sheet and speed of the economy not to mention continued drama in DC and North Korea, we want to dress the investing table properly ahead of entering the last month of the quarter.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Confirming Thematic Data Points Coming At Us In Spades

WEEKLY ISSUE: Confirming Thematic Data Points Coming At Us In Spades

We are in the thick of things this week, amid several hundred earnings reports, anxiously awaiting the latest Fed commentary coming out of its monetary policy meetings, and of course, there all that is coming out of Washington D.C. these days. In this week’s issue we walk through the implications of each as well as dig into thematic data points coming out of earnings reports.

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Inflation waning while bonds dispute moves in stocks

Inflation waning while bonds dispute moves in stocks

Wednesday the Federal Reserve, as expected, raised rates, but even more importantly they release an outline of their plans to shrink the Fed’s balance sheet, which you can read here. We must also note that raising rates in a period of falling bond yields and where the 3-month change in core CPI is collapsing is […]

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Apple’s WWDC17: An event lacking vision from a company without a visionary

Apple’s WWDC17: An event lacking vision from a company without a visionary

Yesterday, Apple (AAPL) held its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) at which CEO Tim Cook showcased a number of announcements. While we tend to be Apple devotees when it comes to the hardware and its ease of use, in taking a few steps back, our view is this year’s WWDC is it was one [...]read more »
With 2017 Poised to be the Year of Ransomware, More Cyber Spending is on the Way

With 2017 Poised to be the Year of Ransomware, More Cyber Spending is on the Way

With ransomware set to be THE cyber attack strategy of 2017, here’s what Tematica learned from our conversation with Focal-Point regarding WannaCry and other ransomware attacks.

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