Betting against Facebook’s Outlook and Scaling into a call option position

Betting against Facebook’s Outlook and Scaling into a call option position

While Facebook shares have rebounded of late, we are adding a short position on the shares given what we see as a large risk of a disappointing outlook when it reports 1Q 2018 results on April 25. We are also scaling into our GSVC calls, and we have updates on several other positions as well.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Amid an air of uncertainty we revisit a Cashless Consumption player

WEEKLY ISSUE: Amid an air of uncertainty we revisit a Cashless Consumption player

As the stock market continues to see-saw back and forth based on the latest headlines emanating on the geopolitical front, we’re adding back shares in this Cashless Consumer company to the Tematica Investing Select List, and checking in on several other Select List positions. With 1Q 2108 earnings season kicking off next week, we’re likely to see the uncertainty of the last few weeks play out in corporate guidance, making the market volatility to continue. Our perspective should be it’s a chance to scoop up well thematically positioned companies at better prices.

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Uncertainty and volatility to remain in place as we enter 2Q 2018

Uncertainty and volatility to remain in place as we enter 2Q 2018

As we close the books on 1Q 2018, we are starting the new quarter off on very different footing than we have in some time – one that has investors filled with questions, concerns and a good dash of uncertainty. This is likely to make for a challenging 1Q 2018 earnings season that is right around the corner.

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Special Alert: Removing Facebook shares from the Select List

Special Alert: Removing Facebook shares from the Select List

One of the key tenants for investing is to not fall in love with your investments, and that has putting the near-term prospects of Facebook shares under the microscope after a week-long public relations storm for the company. There is certainly going to be a short-term disruption underway in where and how companies will advertise. In the medium to longer-term, advertisers will still want to reach consumer where they are and the question is will that be Facebok?

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Examining an Aging of the Population Contender as we wait for the Fed

WEEKLY ISSUE: Examining an Aging of the Population Contender as we wait for the Fed

As we wait for the results of the Fed’s latest monetary policy meeting later today, we’ll put an Aging of the Population company under the microscope and share some thought on what renewed privacy concerns are likely to bring about.

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The Orbitz hack is more confirmation for our Safety & Security investing theme

I just received an email notification from American Express (AXP) detailing the following: “We are writing to let you know that American Express recently learned that our third-party vendor, Orbitz, was the victim of a cyber attack. “ Of course, this is the latest announced high profile cyber attack, which in my view serves as […]

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We expect Facebook will answer the call for more privacy safeguards

We expect Facebook will answer the call for more privacy safeguards

Shares of social media platform and Connected Society hub, Facebook, are being hit over renewed privacy concerns spinning out of more revelations concerning the 2016 presidential election. With the company already refocusing on quality interactions among its users, we expect it will answer the call for greater privacy safeguards as it expands its reach into video related content.

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Forget ADAU with Facebook, it’s all about ARPU

Forget ADAU with Facebook, it’s all about ARPU

While the herd is caught up in changes to Facebook that may lead to a dip in average usage, we see the surge in average revenue per user as the real drive in earnings. With advertising rates climbing and the company focused on monetizing the majority of its platforms, we see it continuing to win overall advertising spend dollars in the coming quarters.

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Post IPO Thoughts on Snap Shares and the $34.7 Billion Market Cap Question

Post IPO Thoughts on Snap Shares and the $34.7 Billion Market Cap Question

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat and the latest Connected Society-Content is King hybrid company has gone public but is it really worth the $34.7 billion market cap it had when it closed out its first week of trading?

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If Social Media Giant Inks a Deal with MLB It Could be More Than a Connected Society Play

If Social Media Giant Inks a Deal with MLB It Could be More Than a Connected Society Play

Reuter’s is reporting social media giant Facebook is in talks to stream Major League Baseball games this season. Should a deal emerge between the two….

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