Breaking down the ISM Manufacturing Report plus Paccar and Costco updates

Breaking down the ISM Manufacturing Report plus Paccar and Costco updates

In this missive, we are breaking down the August ISM Manufacturing Report and its components, plus sharing a quick update on Paccar that keeps us bullish on the shares. We also remind subscribers that after tonight’s market close, Costco Wholesale shares its latest same-store-sales report.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Taking Positions Off the Board and Reallocating Into Existing Positions

WEEKLY ISSUE: Taking Positions Off the Board and Reallocating Into Existing Positions

As the current bull market is poised to make history, the Tematica Investing Select List continues to deliver above market returns. Ahead of the post Labor Day race to the end of 2018, we’re pruning shares of Paccar, Rockwell Automation and GSV Capital and scaling into shares of Applied Materials and Netflix at current levels.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Scaling deeper into Dycom shares

WEEKLY ISSUE: Scaling deeper into Dycom shares

As we hit the midpoint of the current quarter, we acknowledge our quarter to date winners as well as those that are lagging the market. We also scale deeper into Dycom shares, examine the impact our Middle-Class Squeeze investing theme is having on the housing market and share a Digital Lifestyle company that could be the next Blue Apron.

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Weekly Issue: Trade Meetings and Earnings Reshape Market Outlook

Weekly Issue: Trade Meetings and Earnings Reshape Market Outlook

This week we are in the throes of an earnings season and trade meetings that could shape the market outlook for stocks in the back half of 2018. Those same drivers will have the market trade day-to-day in the very near-term. We discuss that as well as share updates on Dycom (DY), Nokia (NOK), AXT Inc. (AXTI), Farmland Partners (FPI), Paccar (PCAR) and United Parcel Service (UPS).

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Investment themes changing the diamond industry, Apple’s WWDC 2018 and more

WEEKLY ISSUE: Investment themes changing the diamond industry, Apple’s WWDC 2018 and more

In this week’s issue of Tematica Investing, we bump up our price target for Apple following WWDC 2018. MGM Resorts avoids the Las Vegas strike while Paccar shares catch an upgrade. We also examine the sudden decision by De Beers to accept lab grown diamonds, which has us looking at shares of Charles & Covard.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Taking a Last Sip from Our Venti Latte as We Head into the Summer

WEEKLY ISSUE: Taking a Last Sip from Our Venti Latte as We Head into the Summer

In this week’s issue of Tematica Investing, we’re making some moves with the Tematica Investing Select List as we exit Starbucks shares and trim back our position in USA Technologies. We preview Costco’s earnings later this week and offer updates on our holdings in Apple, MGM Resorts, Paccar and Rockwell Automation.

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Weekly Issue: Closing Out 2 Positions While Focusing On Yet Another Pain Point

Weekly Issue: Closing Out 2 Positions While Focusing On Yet Another Pain Point

In this week’s issue of Tematica Options+ we are doing some spring cleaning, booking a hefty win on a recently added call option play and exiting another one. As we do this, we are adding a truck related engine call option play to the mix.

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Weekly Issue: Shift in Consumer Spending Continues

Weekly Issue: Shift in Consumer Spending Continues

In this week’s issue of Tematica Options+, we share why the March Retail Sales and some other new revelations are leading us to keep our short positions in FNKO and TGT intact. New Buy ratings and favorable price targets on DBX and SPOT shares, help soften the frustration with our GSVC calls. And we’re boosting our stop loss associated with our PCAR calls.

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Betting against Facebook’s Outlook and Scaling into a call option position

Betting against Facebook’s Outlook and Scaling into a call option position

While Facebook shares have rebounded of late, we are adding a short position on the shares given what we see as a large risk of a disappointing outlook when it reports 1Q 2018 results on April 25. We are also scaling into our GSVC calls, and we have updates on several other positions as well.

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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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