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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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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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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WEEKLY ISSUE: Several stocks capitalizing on strong thematic tailwinds

WEEKLY ISSUE: Several stocks capitalizing on strong thematic tailwinds

We see several confirmations of our thematic tailwinds in several of our holdings, including Disney (DIS), Amplify Snacks (BETR), USA Technologies (USAT), AMN Healthcare (AMN), Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL).

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WEEKLY ISSUE: While earnings so far have been mixed bag, it’s been mostly good news for the Tematica Select List

WEEKLY ISSUE: While earnings so far have been mixed bag, it’s been mostly good news for the Tematica Select List

In this week’s issue we set the table for what is expected from several companies on the Tematica Select List, and also update our price targets for Amazon and Alphabet.

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Market finally catches up to reality — something we’ve warned about since the Trump Trade took off

Market finally catches up to reality — something we’ve warned about since the Trump Trade took off

Spring has brought a different kind of fresh air to the stock market as expectations for both GDP and earnings are starting to be revised lower, and odds are there is more to come. We’ll continue to be patient and focus on thematics, with the intent of using any market weakness to add new positions to the Tematica Select List and scale into existing ones where it makes sense.

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