Facebook’s Content is King effort Watch goes live… will you watch it? 

Facebook’s Content is King effort Watch goes live… will you watch it? 

  We’ve seen a number of companies, like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) look to position themselves within our Content is King investing theme. It’s a smart strategy as that proprietary content is a competitive moat that helps reduce customer churn. With Watch, Facebook (FB) is looking to push into streaming video and vie with Alphabet’s […]

read more »

YouTube’s  ‘breaking news’ addition further complicates things for broadcast TV

  Whether it’s on the go, at work or at home, streaming content continues to account for a growing portion of consumer content consumption. It’s, therefore, no surprise that Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and others are looking to join Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) in delivering proprietary content. On the flip side, Disney (DIS) is […]

read more »
Content is King movie studios eyeing Connected Society solutions like  Apple iTunes rentals

Content is King movie studios eyeing Connected Society solutions like  Apple iTunes rentals

  Through our thematic lens, we see this as Content is King meeting the Connected Society, a theme that has led to much creative destruction over the last several years. With Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN) and now even Apple (AAPL) moving into proprietary content that is streamed to wherever and whenever consumers want, perhaps it’s […]

read more »
Apple to spend big to ride our Content is King theme 

Apple to spend big to ride our Content is King theme 

  Thus far Apple (AAPL) has stayed on the Content is King theme sidelines, but a combination of recent hire and a purported $1 billion check book to develop content change that. Granted, that $1 billion is well below what Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) are spending, but Apple has Apple TV – a solid […]

read more »
Remaining Opportunistic as the Market Gets Cautious

Remaining Opportunistic as the Market Gets Cautious

We expect Disney shares are likely to trade sideways over the next several weeks as the market continues to digest the recently announced moves by the House of Mouse. We, on the other hand, continue to see our Content is King investment theme providing significant tailwinds to the business, and as such we’re suspending our stop-loss and will instead look to use further share weakness to improve our cost position.

read more »
The Tematica Take on Disney’s Pending New Streaming Service

The Tematica Take on Disney’s Pending New Streaming Service

We expect Disney shares are likely to trade sideways over the next several weeks as the market continues to digest the recently announced moves by the House of Mouse. We, on the other hand, continue to see our Content is King investment theme providing significant tailwinds to the business, and as such we’re suspending our stop-loss and will instead look to use further share weakness to improve our cost position.

read more »
Cocktail Investing Ep 9 – So Janet Yellen & the Fed are Data Dependent You Say?…Is the Stock Market Listening to the Hard Data?…Amazon’s Next Target – Liquor Stores and more Thematic Signals

Cocktail Investing Ep 9 – So Janet Yellen & the Fed are Data Dependent You Say?…Is the Stock Market Listening to the Hard Data?…Amazon’s Next Target – Liquor Stores and more Thematic Signals

It was quite a week that started off with winter storm Stella, a Fed interest rate increase and finished up with St. Patrick’s Day. Your resident mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins, were busy sharing their thoughts on all of that as well as the February Retail Sales report this week and break it all down for you on this episode of Cocktail Investing.

read more »
More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than a DVR… Who Even Has a DVD Player Anymore?

More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than a DVR… Who Even Has a DVD Player Anymore?

The power of streaming the content you want, when you want it on the device you prefer is not to be underestimated. It’s been a sea-change in how people consume content, and that has led to a shift in the hardware that people use. With Netflix outstripping digital video recorders (DVRs), we have to question […]

read more »
If Social Media Giant Inks a Deal with MLB It Could be More Than a Connected Society Play

If Social Media Giant Inks a Deal with MLB It Could be More Than a Connected Society Play

Reuter’s is reporting social media giant Facebook is in talks to stream Major League Baseball games this season. Should a deal emerge between the two….

read more »
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.

read more »