See, fundamentals do matter

See, fundamentals do matter

Over the last few days, we’ve seen volatility creep back into the markets as more investors focus on its stretched valuation and weakening economic fundamentals. We have discussed this in recent editions of our Monday Morning Kick Off and spotlighted the disparity in this week’s edition. With the investment community realizing there is a high probability of the Fed will now only boost interest rates maybe twice in 2016 if at all, fundamentals are starting to once again take center stage.

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Nike: Just Do It? Maybe not quite yet

Nike: Just Do It? Maybe not quite yet

Expectations for GDP in the current quarter fell even further this week, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen pushes out potential rate hike timing, dividend stocks come back into vogue as Yellen’s comments reverse hawkish comments last week and that’s good news for several of our holdings, examining Nike (NKE) and Under Armour (UA) shares, but only one gets on the Tematica Contender List, ,more thematic confirmation ripped from the headlines…

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The Fed “Knows When to Hold’ em” as we build our contender list

The Fed “Knows When to Hold’ em” as we build our contender list

As we just mentioned new subscribers are joining us today and therefore we thought it made sense to include a recap of the current Tematica Select List. Given all that has gone on we have some new stop losses to put in place, and it seemed like a good time to share an update with existing subscribers as well.

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Closing out a Cashless Consumption Position in PYPL

Closing out a Cashless Consumption Position in PYPL

During the last few weeks, the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, has undergone a powerful rally. As of last night, that market had climbed 8.6% from its Feb. 11 close. While we are enjoying the market’s move higher, the economic data has continued to point to a slower domestic and global economy. Examples include the following:

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Thematic tailwinds continue to be a guiding light in the market storm

Thematic tailwinds continue to be a guiding light in the market storm

It’s been another up and down week for the stock market, once again shaped by the the moves in oil prices. These movements can cause short-term disruptions in stock prices as evidenced by the gyrations of the last few weeks, but our thematic tailwinds continue to be a guiding light in the market storm.

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Exiting calls on PYPL, RGC, WFC, MBLY, FIT amid increased market uncertainty

Exiting calls on PYPL, RGC, WFC, MBLY, FIT amid increased market uncertainty

Digging into these and other moves, as well as looking under the hood of the market, leads me to think that, at best, the market will move sideways through the upcoming December-quarter earnings period. It’s more apt to head lower before stabilizing. Therefore, let’s look to minimize any additional losses.

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