Black Friday Clicks vs Bricks

Black Friday Clicks vs Bricks

In this week’s episode of the Cocktail Investing Podcast, hosts Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace digest all of the data coming in from the official start of the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season and the shakeout between the brick and mortar retailers versus the impact of online sales.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Shedding Dycom Shares, Remaining Bullish on UPS and Facebook

WEEKLY ISSUE: Shedding Dycom Shares, Remaining Bullish on UPS and Facebook

Our latest weekly issue of Tematica Investing sees us shedding one position, but offers confirming data points for several others on the Tematica Select List.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Earnings and Washington Drama Take Center Stage

WEEKLY ISSUE: Earnings and Washington Drama Take Center Stage

While the earnings reports we’ve received thus far have been encouraging, in sifting between the headlines there are some reasons to be concerned and as we get the bulk of this week’s reports today and tomorrow, we suspect more concerns will bubble to the top. 

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Adding 2 new positions as part of our Cashless Consumption and Food with Integrity themes

WEEKLY ISSUE: Adding 2 new positions as part of our Cashless Consumption and Food with Integrity themes

During our downtime last week, we’ve rolled up our thematic sleeves and today we are adding two new positions to the Tematica Select List as part of our Cashless Consumption and Food with Integrity investing themes.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: As April starts off more like March than January and February, we tighten up several price targets

WEEKLY ISSUE: As April starts off more like March than January and February, we tighten up several price targets

It looks like April is at least starting off more like March than January or February. As we discussed in this week’s Monday Morning Kickoff, we are in what we call No Man’s Land — that time period after the quarter close and before companies start reporting their earnings. It tends to be a time of reduced trading volume, something we’ve seen at both NYSE and Nasdaq listed stocks, as investors wait for tell-tale signs of what’s to come. Another way to phrase it is to say they are waiting for the first signs of what is likely to come.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 4: Yellen, South Korea & Plastic Surgery and Mobile Advertising with Digital2Go

Cocktail Investing Ep 4: Yellen, South Korea & Plastic Surgery and Mobile Advertising with Digital2Go

On this week’s episode of Cocktail Investing, we welcome Digital2GO CEO Mike Canevaro, who not only adds his perspective to the economic and Thematic Signals discussion but then gives us a deep dive on Digital2Go and on how mobile is shaking up the advertising industry.

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And the Hacking Continues!

And the Hacking Continues!

With cyber hacking back in the news on several fronts, we make a move to add a Safety & Security thematic holding.

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Adding defensive measures as earnings season brings back volatility

Adding defensive measures as earnings season brings back volatility

Amid the earnings deluge, we’ve gotten a number of confirming thematic data points, and yes, we’re going to share them with you as well as take some defensive measures to protect our current gains.

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As the market scales new heights, we review our current holdings

As the market scales new heights, we review our current holdings

As quarterly earnings season moves into full swing we begin to digest all the backward-looking results and put the puzzle pieces of the forward corporate commentary together to assess its impact on our Tematica Select List positions.

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A Wait-and-See Approach as Trump Inauguration and Earnings Cocktail Unfolds

A Wait-and-See Approach as Trump Inauguration and Earnings Cocktail Unfolds

With a 20+ day range-bound market, the presidential inauguration, the velocity of earnings reports picking up, and Eurzozone drama, we’ve opted to see how things unfold over the next several days before making any new moves.

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