WEEKLY ISSUE: Is Inflation Rearing Its Ugly Head or Not?

WEEKLY ISSUE: Is Inflation Rearing Its Ugly Head or Not?

Earlier this morning we received the January Consumer Price Index (CPI), one of the closely watched measures of that now dirty word – inflation. As a quick reminder, the market swings over the last two weeks were ignited by the headline wage data in the January Employment Report, as well as other signs, such as rising freight costs. This topic of resetting inflation expectations and what it may mean for the Fed and interest rates has been a topic of conversation amongst all investors this week.

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TRADE ALERT: Freight pain leads to this Economic Acceleration/Deceleration addition

TRADE ALERT: Freight pain leads to this Economic Acceleration/Deceleration addition

With the market’s volatility over the last several days, a number of stocks are revisiting levels that are 5%, 10%, 15% lower than they stood at end of January. And while investors have been thunderstruck by the market gyrations, the day to day data from the December quarter earnings season as well as recent economic data, has continued to confirm certain opportunities. One of the recurring drum beats this earnings season has been companies talking about rising freight costs and the impact on earnings, due to the national shortage in available trucks.

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Earnings from Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and UPS lead to several price target changes… and not all of them are moving higher

Earnings from Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and UPS lead to several price target changes… and not all of them are moving higher

After yesterday’s mixed earnings blitzkrieg that featured results from Apple, Amazon, Alphabet/Google and United Parcel Services, we’re boost several price targets and trimming one.

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This week’s earnings season game plan

This week’s earnings season game plan

As earnings season for the Tematica Investing Select List heats up, in this post we break down what we’ll be watching in reports from six holdings in the coming days. In particular, given the recent melt-up in the market that has been fueled in part by favorable fundamentals and 2018 tax rate adjustments, we detail what we’ll be hoping to hear from these key companies and their forecasts for the coming quarter and beyond.

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Weekly Issue: Black Friday, Tax Reform and Boosted Dividends in Time for the Holidays

Weekly Issue: Black Friday, Tax Reform and Boosted Dividends in Time for the Holidays

In this week’s issue, we once again boost our Amazon (AMZN) price target and offer several updates alongside yet another annual dividend increase from McCormick & Company

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Special Alert: Trimming Back our Amazon Call Position

Special Alert: Trimming Back our Amazon Call Position

The holiday weekend shopping data confirms our view on several Connected Society positions, including our Amazon call positions. Being prudent investors, we are going to book a hefty win and take half of those calls off the table this morning. .

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Special Alert: Recapping bullish signals for our Connected Society theme as holiday shopping goes increasingly digital this year

Special Alert: Recapping bullish signals for our Connected Society theme as holiday shopping goes increasingly digital this year

The holiday weekend shopping data confirms our view on several Connected Society positions on the Tematica Select List, and the data is prompting us to book a hefty call option win for Tematica Options+ subscribers.

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