Looking past this week’s market relief rally

Looking past this week’s market relief rally

While we’re enjoying the post-mid-term election rebound in the market, several concerns remain and that means remaining cautious near-term. We’re also discussing earnings from Axon, Disney and Del Frisco’s as well as sharing what’s on ou radar screen for next week. Hint: Italy.

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Lord & Taylor teams with Walmart to drive digital commerce sales

Lord & Taylor teams with Walmart to drive digital commerce sales

It’s starting to accelerate, the shift to digital commerce from brick & mortar that is part of our Connected Society investing theme, and it’s giving way to some interesting partnerships and business models. In this case, it’s Walmart, traditionally a retailer that meshes with our Cash-Strapped Consumer investing theme, partnering with Lord & Taylor, a retailer […]

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Off-price retailers – another thorn in the side of department stores

Off-price retailers – another thorn in the side of department stores

A new report from Moody’s reinforces the negativity surrounding department stores like Macy’s (M), JC Penny (JCP) and Nordstrom (JWN). Unlike most that focus on the shift to digital commerce that is part of our Connected Society theme, Moody’s adds a perspective that meshes extremely well with our Cash-Strapped Consumer and Rise & Fall of the […]

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Retail Sales Data for the Month of May Confirms Several Thematic Investment Themes

Retail Sales Data for the Month of May Confirms Several Thematic Investment Themes

While May Retail Sale disappointed, it confirmed several of our investing themes as well as positions on the Tematica Select List

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May Data From ADP and Challenger Offer Confirmation for Several Tematica Select List Positions

May Data From ADP and Challenger Offer Confirmation for Several Tematica Select List Positions

The latest May jobs creation and cuts reports confirms out views on several Tematica Select List positions

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Thematic Tailwinds and Headwinds Drive February Retail Sales 

Thematic Tailwinds and Headwinds Drive February Retail Sales 

While the February Retail Sales Report headline figure came in as expected, thematic tailwinds and headwinds paved the way for those sectors that saw stronger retail sales and poured cold water on those that continue to contract.

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Tematica’s Take on the February Jobs Report, and What It Means for the Fed and Stocks

Tematica’s Take on the February Jobs Report, and What It Means for the Fed and Stocks

The February Jobs Report showed job creation and wage growth moving in the right direction, and clears the way for the Fed to boost rates next week at its next FOMC meeting.

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What We’re Watching This Week

What We’re Watching This Week

In a shortened week, here’s what we’re watching on the earnings and economic data front as it relates to the overall economy and the Tematica Select List.

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January Retail Sales – Department Store Pain vs. E-tailing Gains

January Retail Sales – Department Store Pain vs. E-tailing Gains

Donning our thematic hats and looking at the January report, we find continued support for the accelerating shift toward digital commerce in the January Retail Sales Report.

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