Doubling Down on Digital Infrastructure Thematic Leader

Doubling Down on Digital Infrastructure Thematic Leader

Last week’s economic data confirms the global economy continues to slow, and for now, the US remains the best economy on the block. Through the first two months of 2019, the domestic stock market has been on fire even as earnings expectations and dividends continue to be cut. As earnings season fades, time to watch insider selling activity to gauge what lies ahead. Following last week’s earnings report and subsequent drop, we’re doubling down on a Digital Infrastructure Thematic Leader.

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Adding two Middle-class Squeeze call option positions ahead of earnings this week

Adding two Middle-class Squeeze call option positions ahead of earnings this week

Last week’s economic data confirms the global economy continues to slow, and for now, the US remains the best economy on the block. Through the first two months of 2019, the domestic stock market has been on fire even as earnings expectations and dividends continue to be cut. As earnings season fades, time to watch insider selling activity to gauge what lies ahead. Following last week’s earnings report and subsequent drop, we’re doubling down on Dycom Industries (DY) shares, and later this week Costco Wholesale (COST) reports. Ahead of those earnings, we’re adding a call option position on COST shares as well as one on Ross Stores (ROST) ones – both are positioned to benefit given the pressures sapping consumer spending power.

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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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WEEKLY ISSUE: Thematic Tailwinds Blow Strong, Even as Market Fundamentals Bring Concern

WEEKLY ISSUE: Thematic Tailwinds Blow Strong, Even as Market Fundamentals Bring Concern

Even though our concerns over the underlying fundamentals of the market remain — especially amidst this most recent rebound — thematic tailwinds continue to propel several of our positions on the Tematica Select List, particularly those tailwinds for the Cash-Strapped Consumer and Connected Society investment themes.

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Shifting Consumer Preferences Favor Food with Integrity Bullets Not Restaurant Shares

Shifting Consumer Preferences Favor Food with Integrity Bullets Not Restaurant Shares

Restaurants stocks are challenged by consumer spending and a shift in eating preferences. That same preference shift bodes very well for two “buy the bullets, not the gun” companies on the Tematica Select List

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Shifting Consumer Preferences Favor Food with Integrity Bullets Not Restaurant Shares

Shifting Consumer Preferences Favor Food with Integrity Bullets Not Restaurant Shares

Restaurants stocks are challenged by consumer spending and a shift in eating preferences. That same preference shift bodes very well for two “buy the bullets, not the gun” companies on the Tematica Select List

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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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