Apple’s negative pre-announcement serves as a reminder to the number of risks that have accumulated

Apple’s negative pre-announcement serves as a reminder to the number of risks that have accumulated

Last night Apple fired an earnings flare across investor bows calling out the impact of not only the slowing global economy, and China’s in particular, but also the impact of the current US-China trade war. Those factors and several others are likely to weigh on corporate results and guidance to be had in the upcoming December quarter earnings season.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Confirming Data Points for Apple and Universal Display

WEEKLY ISSUE: Confirming Data Points for Apple and Universal Display

We’ve got a full issue this week as we tackle the findings of the recent flash ISM Report and the Business Roundtable survey, get ready for the Fed’s expected rate hike later today and share one of the bigger changes taking place at S&P that will reverberate through mutual funds and ETFs. All that plus some good news for our AAPL and OLED shares.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Positioning for Fed Stress Test Result

WEEKLY ISSUE: Positioning for Fed Stress Test Result

Ahead of the news on the next installment of the Fed’s stress test results for banks, we’re adding a call position in JPMorgan (JPM) and keeping our media M&A call option trades in play as Comcast (CMCSA) could make another bid for 21st Century Fox (FOXA)

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WEEKLY ISSUE: CES 2018 Delivers for the Tematica Investing Select List

WEEKLY ISSUE: CES 2018 Delivers for the Tematica Investing Select List

2018 is off to a solid start and several positions on the Tematica Investing Select List are benefitting — as expected — from the announcements at CES 2018

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As earnings move into the fast lane, things are likely to get bumpier

As earnings move into the fast lane, things are likely to get bumpier

We have been talking about volatility for several weeks, and while we take solace in knowing that the herd is catching up, we’re not exactly thrilled the latest data suggests there is more revising to be done. With market volatility picking up as earnings velocity takes off, we are keeping our inverse ETF position intact, maintaining our short bias on two positions and scaling into another position.

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The Data Says Steady as She Goes

The Data Says Steady as She Goes

With the herd taking a bullish view — despite the hard data we’ve been getting that calls for a rest in expectations for both 2017 earnings and GDP forecasts — we’ll continue to stay the course, which demands protective measures while we look for opportunities for investments.

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