Remaining loyal to our disciplined and thematic approach

Remaining loyal to our disciplined and thematic approach

The market move has turned more bearish of late, and we are not surprised Wall Street has adopted the more cautious stance we’ve had these last several weeks. A headline freak out on the April CPI report shows us just how nervous the stock market is these days. We’ll continue to be disciplined when contemplating adding each new position to the Tematica Select List.

In this week’s edition of Tematica Investing:

  • Just doing it with Nike shares. We are issuing a BUY on Nike (NKE) shares with a price target of $66. Because this is an initial recommendation we are holding off with a commensurate stop loss, as we intend to build this position size over time. We would be buyers of Nike up to $59. Read More >>
  • Remaining patient with Costco Wholesale (COST) shares
  • Adding share of EPR Properties (EPR), a Content is King company to the Tematica Contender List. Read More >>
  • Quick Updates on AT&T (T), PetMeds Express (PETS), Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) and Disney (DIS). Read More >>
  • This week’s Ask Tematica focuses on choosing between two different share classes.
  • As promised Thematic Signals returns this week, and there is no shortage of confirming data points for our thematic investing themes. Read More >>

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As earnings kick into 5th gear expected volatility has us on sidelines, for now

As earnings kick into 5th gear expected volatility has us on sidelines, for now

We are waist deep in March quarter earnings with more than 1,400 companies reporting this week — a 40% increase compared to last week. Mixed in that horde are 124 S&P 500 companies (including 2 DJIA components) reporting. By the end of the week that will mean 87% of the S&P 500 group of companies will have reported March quarter results. 

As we’ve shared with you thus far, overall earnings expectations for the S&P 500 group of companies has continued to trend lower since the end of 3Q 2015. The expected volatility has us on the sidelines from jumping on new positions . . . for now. But that doesn’t mean we’re not busy sharpening our pencils and getting ready for the right opportunity. 

In this week’s edition of Tematica Investing:

  • Ahead of its May 9 earnings report, we are adding online pet pharmacy Petmed Express (PETS) to the Tematica Contender List. 
  • Regal Entertainment (RGC) rides the strong movie box office to beat earnings expectations.
  • A Tematica Investing subscriber question opens the door for Amazon (AMZN) shares.
  • We’ve got the latest thematic supporting data points that ripped from the headlines around us.
  • What did we enjoy this week? The Big Green Egg of course.

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