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: 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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Weekly Issue: Amazon Prime Day, Netflix Earnings, Controversy at Farmland Partners and June Retail Sales

Weekly Issue: Amazon Prime Day, Netflix Earnings, Controversy at Farmland Partners and June Retail Sales

As we get ready to drink from the earnings fire hose later this week, we share our thoughts not only the overall market but also on Amazon’s 2018 Prime Day, Netflix 2Q 2018 earnings report, what happened with Farmland Partners last week and how the June Retail Sales Report was a positive for our Habit Restaurant and Costco Wholesale shares.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: The Potential Impact Tariffs Will Have on 2nd Half Earnings

WEEKLY ISSUE: The Potential Impact Tariffs Will Have on 2nd Half Earnings

In this week’s Tematica Investing issue, we recap the 2Q 2018 performance and share why we think the upcoming earnings season is likely to lead to a major reset of earnings expectations vs. levels expected back in January. The reason? Trade, tariffs and uncertainty.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade Concerns and Tariffs Continue to Hold Center Stage

WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade Concerns and Tariffs Continue to Hold Center Stage

This week we moved from signs that tariffs and inflation would play a role in the upcoming earnings season to investors recognizing that is the likely reality following reports from Harley Davidson and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products. With earnings expectations for the S&P 500 yet to factor in this reality, we could be in for a bumpy 2Q 2018 earnings season as expectations for the second half of 2018 get rejiggered. We’re also doing some Select List pruning, cutting GLW, LYTS and OLED shares in the process.

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Recasting Our Rise and Fall of the Middle Class and Cash-Strapped Consumer Themes

Recasting Our Rise and Fall of the Middle Class and Cash-Strapped Consumer Themes

From time to time we recast and sometimes streamline our investing themes to ensure they remain both relevant and relatable. This week we are combining our Cash-strap Consumer theme with the Fall in our Rise & Fall of the Middle Class to form the Middle Class Squeeze investing theme.

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