WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade Concerns and Tariffs Continue to Hold Center Stage

WEEKLY ISSUE: Trade Concerns and Tariffs Continue to Hold Center Stage

This week we moved from signs that tariffs and inflation would play a role in the upcoming earnings season to investors recognizing that is the likely reality following reports from Harley Davidson and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products. With earnings expectations for the S&P 500 yet to factor in this reality, we could be in for a bumpy 2Q 2018 earnings season as expectations for the second half of 2018 get rejiggered. We’re also doing some Select List pruning, cutting GLW, LYTS and OLED shares in the process.

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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: The Cherry on Top of Apple’s Quarter Earnings Beat

WEEKLY ISSUE: The Cherry on Top of Apple’s Quarter Earnings Beat

During a busy week of earnings and start of the month economic data, Apple once again put the doomsayers in their place with another quarterly beat and an upsized capital return program that supports our $200 price target. Let’s talk the Fed ahead of today’s latest monetary policy press release, and we’re using the robust pullbacks in AXTI and LYTS to scale into these positions on the Tematica Investing Select List.

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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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SPECIAL ALERT – Adding LSI Industries to the Tematica Investing Select List

SPECIAL ALERT – Adding LSI Industries to the Tematica Investing Select List

Shares of LSI Industries are poised to benefit from post-hurricane rebuilding as well as the overall shift to light emitting diode (LED) lighting vs. conventional lighting technologies.

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