Weekly Issue: Amazon Prime Day, Netflix Earnings, Controversy at Farmland Partners and June Retail Sales

Weekly Issue: Amazon Prime Day, Netflix Earnings, Controversy at Farmland Partners and June Retail Sales

As we get ready to drink from the earnings fire hose later this week, we share our thoughts not only the overall market but also on Amazon’s 2018 Prime Day, Netflix 2Q 2018 earnings report, what happened with Farmland Partners last week and how the June Retail Sales Report was a positive for our Habit Restaurant and Costco Wholesale shares.

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An all-in-one Apple media subscription plan could upset the content cart

An all-in-one Apple media subscription plan could upset the content cart

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been vocal about growing the company’s Services business as way to not only diversify its revenue stream, but in my view also make its iOS and other devices even stickier with consumers. As we have seen before Content is King is a key driver in our Digital Lifestyle investing them […]

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AT&T and Time Warner launch WatchTV, with new unlimited data plans

AT&T and Time Warner launch WatchTV, with new unlimited data plans

The dust has barely settled on the legal ruling that is paving the way for AT&T (T) to combine with Time Warner (TWX), and we are alread hearing of new products and services to stem from this combination. No surprise as we are seeing a blurring between mobile networks and devices, social media and content […]

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Positioning for the post AT&T-Time Warner ruling

Positioning for the post AT&T-Time Warner ruling

A court ruling this week that paves the way for an AT&T-Time Warner combination will redraw the lines for how content and content delivery are paired together, redrawing the competitive landscape and more than likely setting off an M&A frenzy. We’re taking steps to prepare for just that.

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This week’s earnings season game plan

This week’s earnings season game plan

As earnings season for the Tematica Investing Select List heats up, in this post we break down what we’ll be watching in reports from six holdings in the coming days. In particular, given the recent melt-up in the market that has been fueled in part by favorable fundamentals and 2018 tax rate adjustments, we detail what we’ll be hoping to hear from these key companies and their forecasts for the coming quarter and beyond.

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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….

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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.

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Facebook to copy Amazon and Netflix with original video programming

Facebook to copy Amazon and Netflix with original video programming

We’ve long suspected Facebook would eventually move past short video advertising into longer format programming to capture an even greater portion of the video advertising dollars that are fleeing traditional broadcast TV. It’s got the user base and aims to improve that monetization. Video content, especially outside the US, is a solid strategy to do […]

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AT&T CEO puts DirecTV Now at $35/month, but…

AT&T CEO puts DirecTV Now at $35/month, but…

AT&T has been all over the news the last several days, and the news flow continues today when fresh from yesterday’s conference call to discuss the merger with Time Warner,  CEO Randall Stephenson shared its soon to launch DirecTV Now video streaming service will cost $35 per month. Details were rather sparse and we expect […]

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US Over the Top Video Users Approach Saturation Point

US Over the Top Video Users Approach Saturation Point

Streaming video continues to grow as does consumer spending on streaming video services. That trend has led Hulu to drop its free streaming service in favor of a subscription business model. Increasingly Hulu is looking more and more like Content is King company Netflix. How long until there is so much proprietary content that we’ll be thinking once […]

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