WEEKLY ISSUE: The Shakeout from Market Volatility on the Select List

WEEKLY ISSUE: The Shakeout from Market Volatility on the Select List

The recent reset for domestic stocks following a rapid ascent over the last few month has removed some of the froth from the market. Of course, as valuations levels have drifted back to earth from the rare air they recently inhabited there are opportunities this new market dynamic bring, but there have also been several casualties.

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Amazon Alexa’s New Calling and Messaging Skill a Nail in the Landline Coffin

Traditional landline telephone service has been going the way of the Dodo bird as chord cutters look to slash communication costs and rely increasingly on their smartphones. With the latest software update, one can call or message any contact that has Amazon’s free Alexa app on their phone, an Echo or Echo Dot provided they have […]

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Previewing AT&T (T) Earnings and Watching Capital Spending Levels for Dycom (DY)

Previewing AT&T (T) Earnings and Watching Capital Spending Levels for Dycom (DY)

A preview of what we’re looking for in AT&T’s upcoming earnings announcements at the cross-section of the Connected Society and Content is King, while also looking for confirming data points to support our Dycom (DY) position

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AT&T  to build Safety & Security centric US-wide public safety network 

AT&T  to build Safety & Security centric US-wide public safety network 

A very solid reminder that there are several aspects to our Safety & Security investing theme beyond cyber security that investors can capitalize on. Just saying… AT&T has won a lucrative contract to build and manage a nationwide public safety network for America’s police, firefighters, and emergency medical services. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, was […]

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Putting Some Defensive Measures in Place Ahead of Tuesday’s Trump Speech

Putting Some Defensive Measures in Place Ahead of Tuesday’s Trump Speech

Ahead of President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night, we are putting some defensive measures into play for the Tematica Select List, which should preserve some of our year-to-date gains should the market get a case of indigestion.

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Time Warner Shareholders Say “Yes” to AT&T

Time Warner Shareholders Say “Yes” to AT&T

As we noted yesterday, Time Warner (TWX) shareholders met yesterday to decide on the $86 billion merger with AT&T (T). As expected Time Warner shareholder approved the proposed merger and coming out of that meeting, Time Warner anticipates the transaction closing before the end of 2017.

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Look out DirecTV Now, here comes Hulu’s live TV streaming service complete with ESPN

Look out DirecTV Now, here comes Hulu’s live TV streaming service complete with ESPN

The race to replace broadcast TV with streaming services has become even more competitive with Hulu tossing it’s hat in the ring alongside the soon to be launched DirecTV Now from AT&T that is likely to benefit from the announced Time Warner acquisition. To drive viewers, it’s all about the content and increasingly proprietary content […]

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AT&T CEO puts DirecTV Now at $35/month, but…

AT&T CEO puts DirecTV Now at $35/month, but…

AT&T has been all over the news the last several days, and the news flow continues today when fresh from yesterday’s conference call to discuss the merger with Time Warner,  CEO Randall Stephenson shared its soon to launch DirecTV Now video streaming service will cost $35 per month. Details were rather sparse and we expect […]

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