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: Doubling down on COST as yet another cyber attack provides support for our HACK position

WEEKLY ISSUE: Doubling down on COST as yet another cyber attack provides support for our HACK position

The cyber threats keep coming, which is good news for HACK, and the market seems to be putting an unfair beating on COST, which we’ll use to our advantage this morning by adding to our position.

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Costco vs Amazon? We see opportunity for both

Costco vs Amazon? We see opportunity for both

While we see many favorable aspects to Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market, we also see the pullback in Costco shares as an opportunity to take another run at the shares of the warehouse retailer.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Earnings and Washington Drama Take Center Stage

WEEKLY ISSUE: Earnings and Washington Drama Take Center Stage

While the earnings reports we’ve received thus far have been encouraging, in sifting between the headlines there are some reasons to be concerned and as we get the bulk of this week’s reports today and tomorrow, we suspect more concerns will bubble to the top. 

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Adding 2 new positions as part of our Cashless Consumption and Food with Integrity themes

WEEKLY ISSUE: Adding 2 new positions as part of our Cashless Consumption and Food with Integrity themes

During our downtime last week, we’ve rolled up our thematic sleeves and today we are adding two new positions to the Tematica Select List as part of our Cashless Consumption and Food with Integrity investing themes.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: As April starts off more like March than January and February, we tighten up several price targets

WEEKLY ISSUE: As April starts off more like March than January and February, we tighten up several price targets

It looks like April is at least starting off more like March than January or February. As we discussed in this week’s Monday Morning Kickoff, we are in what we call No Man’s Land — that time period after the quarter close and before companies start reporting their earnings. It tends to be a time of reduced trading volume, something we’ve seen at both NYSE and Nasdaq listed stocks, as investors wait for tell-tale signs of what’s to come. Another way to phrase it is to say they are waiting for the first signs of what is likely to come.

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Cocktail Investing Ep. 7  – Crude Tumbles, Jobs, Inflation and the Fed as More People Stop Fighting Obesity? Say What?

Cocktail Investing Ep. 7  – Crude Tumbles, Jobs, Inflation and the Fed as More People Stop Fighting Obesity? Say What?

In this week’s program, Tematica’s cocktail mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins not only recap, but also scrutinize the rash of conflicting economic data that has put a pause in the stock market’s move higher. Some data points to an improving economy, while others have led the Atlanta Fed to dramatically cut its GDP forecast for the current quarter.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 6: The growing divide between the hard & the soft economic reports, boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang

Cocktail Investing Ep 6: The growing divide between the hard & the soft economic reports, boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang

In this week’s program, Tematica’s cocktail mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins talk about everything from the market’s reaction to Trump’s speech before Congress to the widening divide between the real hard economic data reports coming in, and finally an in-depth conversation with boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang

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