Weekly Issue December 17 2018

Weekly Issue December 17 2018

As we get ready for the quiet holiday weeks for the stock market, we recap Costco’s latest earnings report as well as dig into several economic ones. While the November Retail Sales report is positive for several Thematic Leaders and Select List positions, the overall report adds to the growing list of data that points to slower growth ahead. We also share what to watch this week in the markets.

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Weekly Issue: A Number of Our Thematic Leaders Well Positioned for the Holidays

Weekly Issue: A Number of Our Thematic Leaders Well Positioned for the Holidays

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the stock market continued to take several gut punches this week, which erased the market’s year to date gains. While we saw this coming, it’s still a tough pill to swallow, but we’ll be patient and prepared as we listen to the confirming data that are our Thematic Signals. Inside this issue, we chart the key items to watch over the coming days, including Black Friday to Cyber Monday, the upcoming Fed minutes and the G20 Summit face-off between the US and China. We also take a look at WATT shares.

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Booking some gains, boosting stop losses levels and new call recommendation as well

In this week’s issue, we’re adding a new call option position in Alibaba shares, booking some wins in our Costco Calls as well as boosting our stop losses levels on the remaining Costco calls as well as our layered Netflix call option strategy.

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Weekly Issue: Adding a layered approach to our Netflix strategy and new position in IFF

Weekly Issue: Adding a layered approach to our Netflix strategy and new position in IFF

In this week’s issue we are adding a layered approach to our Netflix strategy, adding a new call position for IFF shares and following a huge run in our Costco calls, adding a stop loss to lock in a minimum of double-digit gains.

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SPECIAL ALERT: Some House Cleaning of the Tematica Select List

SPECIAL ALERT: Some House Cleaning of the Tematica Select List

To start the week off, we are scaling into one position, exiting another, boosting some price targets and sharing other Select List updates. This is all part of our process of cleaning up the Select List as we come down to the final stretch of 2017 and begin to prepare for 2018.

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Putting Some Defensive Measures in Place Ahead of Tuesday’s Trump Speech

Putting Some Defensive Measures in Place Ahead of Tuesday’s Trump Speech

Ahead of President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night, we are putting some defensive measures into play for the Tematica Select List, which should preserve some of our year-to-date gains should the market get a case of indigestion.

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The Stock Market Marches Higher and So Does the Tematica Select List

The Stock Market Marches Higher and So Does the Tematica Select List

The last week has been a barn burner for a number of our positions on the Tematica Select List and this week we added a new Disruptive Technology position, while another reports its quarterly earnings this week.

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