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: Insights on Apple, Cutting Trade Desk and a look at eGaming and Body Cameras

Weekly Issue: Insights on Apple, Cutting Trade Desk and a look at eGaming and Body Cameras

We cover a lot of ground in this week’s issue, shedding a name vulnerable to California wildfires as we discuss mobile gaming and body camera stocks and offer favorable iPhone X findings for our Apple shares.

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Weekly Issue: Keeping our eye on the ball as the market gyrates on earnings of the day

Weekly Issue: Keeping our eye on the ball as the market gyrates on earnings of the day

As the pace of 3Q 2017 reports increases, we are seeing the market swing back and forth based on whatever the news is of the day —‚ good and bad. As the market goes through its daily gyrations, we’ll continue to use our thematic lens to guide us through the earnings onslaught. In particular, we take a look at recently added Corning and its first earnings announcement since being added to the Tematica Select List.

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No need to catch the falling knife that is Blue Apron, we have Amazon

No need to catch the falling knife that is Blue Apron, we have Amazon

Is now the time to pick off Blue Apron, one of the more widely publicized IPO’s of 2017? In this post we dig into why this busted IPO isn’t cheap even at current levels, and it has a lot to do with the 800-pound gorilla that has entered the space, Amazon.

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Shopping Centers Start to Respond to Thematic Headwinds and Ch-ch-ch-change

Shopping Centers Start to Respond to Thematic Headwinds and Ch-ch-ch-change

As the face of retail morphs in response to several of our thematic headwinds, including Connected Society, Rise & Fall of the Middle Class, Food with Integrity and the Fountain of Youth,  brick and mortar retailers and mall centers are attempting to innovate and improve their in-store experience. We’d note the following trends that per […]

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Why the On-Demand Economy Doesn’t Make the Thematic Cut

Why the On-Demand Economy Doesn’t Make the Thematic Cut

We keep hearing that thematic investing is gaining significant popularity in investing circles, especially when it comes to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). For more than a decade, we’ve viewed the markets and economy through a thematic lens and have developed more than a dozen of our own investing themes that focus on several evolving landscapes. […]

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