Ep 69: Trump, Putin, Amazon Prime Day and the importance of 2Q 2018 earnings season

Ep 69: Trump, Putin, Amazon Prime Day and the importance of 2Q 2018 earnings season

One of the largest self-created holidays known to man – Amazon’s Prime Day — as well as the competitive response that has emerged for retailers, the geo-political and trade happenings over the last few weeks and how a global slowdown has ratcheted up risk even as the US stock market continues to march higher, and concerns for the upcoming earnings season and a step down in the speed of the domestic economy is likely in the current quarter.

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Ep 58: Why Boxed is a Takeout Candidate

Ep 58: Why Boxed is a Takeout Candidate

  Download Episode   Amid the ups and downs of the stock market, it comes as little surprise to us here at Tematica that thematically well-positioned companies are M&A takeout candidates. We’ve seen it before, and odds are we will see it again. If you’ve been listening to CNBC or FOXBusiness, we are once again […]

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Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About the Return of Volatility?

Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About the Return of Volatility?

It’s been quite a quick, volatile ride in February — unlike anything we’ve seen in more than a year. We’ve gone from overbought to oversold and back to overbought again, but with volumes 22% lower on the move back up than during the slide down. It would seem not everyone is convinced the rebound will stick.

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The Rise and Fall of the Middle-Class Part 1

The Rise and Fall of the Middle-Class Part 1

The expanding global middle class will account for nearly half of all consumption in the coming years. In this week’s podcast episode we discuss the where and why behind this new middle-class and how it is reshaping industries and business models at Amazon (AMZN) and General Motors (GM) to McCormick & Co. (MKC) and many, many more

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COCKTAIL INVESTING: Panera Challenges McD’s, Apple Watch flubs, and the SEC gets hacked

COCKTAIL INVESTING: Panera Challenges McD’s, Apple Watch flubs, and the SEC gets hacked

What’s the story behind Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich challenging McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast food companies? The answer ties into our Food with Integrity investing theme and if you’ve seen the documentary Super Size Me you can guess where this is going. You can practically see Lenore roll her eyes at the response from McDonald’s.

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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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