Adding downside protection and naming a new Thematic Leader

Adding downside protection and naming a new Thematic Leader

We are adding some downside protection to our holdings even as Samsung draws a line in the 5G sand and that has us calling Nokia shares up to the Thematic Leaders from the Select List. We also add shares of Skyworks Solutions to the Contender’s List and address recent cannabis rumors surrounding Altria.

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Building on the Thematic Leaders with a call position in this Disruptive Innovator company

Building on the Thematic Leaders with a call position in this Disruptive Innovator company

Over the last few days we were stopped out of two call options positions, but we are adding a new one for Universal Display to the fold that includes last week’s addition of Altria calls

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New identification solutions being worked on for mobile payments

New identification solutions being worked on for mobile payments

We have long said one of the dark sides of our Digital Lifestyle investing theme is a tailwind for our Safety & Security theme, and a new report makes the case for the not only the reverse, but it also invokes our Disruptive Innovators one as well. I’m talking about mobile payments. With debit and […]

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With new antennas, Qualcomm signals 5G smartphones are coming “soon”

With new antennas, Qualcomm signals 5G smartphones are coming “soon”

We’re also looking for confirming data points for our investment themes, especially those that are poised to disrupt existing business models. In the case of 5G mobile technology, one of the meaningful questions is when we will see commercial deployments of both 5G networks and 5G devices. After all, a 5G network is pretty hard […]

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A new digital key standard could finally put your car key inside your iPhone

A new digital key standard could finally put your car key inside your iPhone

We as a people have been carrying many things in our pockets when we leave the house – first keys and wallet then keys, wallet and phone. As part of our Cashless Consumption investment theme we have seen mobile wallets begin to proliferate as well as apps like Apple Pay and PayPal that likely mean […]

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What does Vietnam’s growing middle class want? Air conditioning and electricity 

What does Vietnam’s growing middle class want? Air conditioning and electricity 

In the developed economies we tend to take a number of things for granted including ready access to food, water, infrastructure, and technology to name just a few. We can add another item to the list – air conditioning, and its one that is seeing growing demand in Vietnam in particular and Asia overall due […]

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WEEKLY ISSUE: The Cherry on Top of Apple’s Quarter Earnings Beat

WEEKLY ISSUE: The Cherry on Top of Apple’s Quarter Earnings Beat

During a busy week of earnings and start of the month economic data, Apple once again put the doomsayers in their place with another quarterly beat and an upsized capital return program that supports our $200 price target. Let’s talk the Fed ahead of today’s latest monetary policy press release, and we’re using the robust pullbacks in AXTI and LYTS to scale into these positions on the Tematica Investing Select List.

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SPECIAL ALERT – Adding Nokia shares to the Tematica Select List

SPECIAL ALERT – Adding Nokia shares to the Tematica Select List

After recently adding Nokia Corp. (NOK) shares to the Contender List, we are now adding them to the Tematica Select List given continued progress in its higher margin, intellectual property (IP) business.

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Samsung focuses innovation efforts on the next industry to be disrupted – autos

Samsung focuses innovation efforts on the next industry to be disrupted – autos

  With innovation stalling, at least for now, in the smartphone market, we see companies shifting their R&D investments in technologies that are poised to disrupt other markets. One of those receiving the most attention these days is the automotive industry. While the guts of cars and trucks have become littered with chips and sensors, […]

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Boosting Our Price Target on this Disruptive Technology Company Again

Boosting Our Price Target on this Disruptive Technology Company Again

We are once again boosting our price target on this Disruptive Technology company that is benefitting from the adoption of organic light emitting display technology across a growing number of consumer electronic and automotive applications.

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