WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade and Tariffs, the Words of the Week

WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade and Tariffs, the Words of the Week

With trade and tariffs being the market words of the week, we review the positioning and exposure for that on the Tematica Investing Select List. We’re cutting MGM Resorts (MGM) from the Select List, and are recasting our Rise & Fall of the Middle Class theme into two – the New Middle Class and the Middle Class Squeeze.

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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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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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Earnings from Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and UPS lead to several price target changes… and not all of them are moving higher

Earnings from Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and UPS lead to several price target changes… and not all of them are moving higher

After yesterday’s mixed earnings blitzkrieg that featured results from Apple, Amazon, Alphabet/Google and United Parcel Services, we’re boost several price targets and trimming one.

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This week’s earnings season game plan

This week’s earnings season game plan

As earnings season for the Tematica Investing Select List heats up, in this post we break down what we’ll be watching in reports from six holdings in the coming days. In particular, given the recent melt-up in the market that has been fueled in part by favorable fundamentals and 2018 tax rate adjustments, we detail what we’ll be hoping to hear from these key companies and their forecasts for the coming quarter and beyond.

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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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Alphabet Continues to Ride the Connected Society Tailwind

Alphabet Continues to Ride the Connected Society Tailwind

While Alphabet warns of rising costs in its Google division, it crushes 2Q 2017 expectations as it continues to ride several thematic tailwinds. The market, however, is putting downward pressure on the shares, a move we don’t think is warranted as we look at the situation through our thematic investment lens.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 3: Trump, Infrastructure and Bill Sandbrook of US Concrete

Cocktail Investing Ep 3: Trump, Infrastructure and Bill Sandbrook of US Concrete

Data captured by Google Android to manufacture custom clothing, Facebook increasingly moving toward video programming, and 428 “shovel ready” projects spells opportunity for infrastructure player US Concrete (USCR) President and CEO Bill Sandbrook.

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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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Hyundai The First To Embrace Amazon’s Alexa? 

Hyundai The First To Embrace Amazon’s Alexa? 

The Connected Car market lurched forward as Hyundai now offers the ability to use Amazon’s (AMZN) Alexa voice interface to control the car. Voice controls inside the car have been around for some time in products from the Honda Motor Company (HMC) and others, but the voice technology has made even Apple’s (AAPL) Siri look […]

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