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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Cocktail Investing Ep 27: Dovish Yellen Rallies Stocks, But Comments & Beige Book Signal Slowing Economy

Cocktail Investing Ep 27: Dovish Yellen Rallies Stocks, But Comments & Beige Book Signal Slowing Economy

In this week’s program, Dovish Yellen pushes the market higher, but underlying economic data points to things headed in the opposite direction, the move away from cash is picking up (good news from our Cashless Consumption theme) and nearest and dearest to our hearts — coffee and wine are good things for our health. Yes!

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Retail Sales Data for the Month of May Confirms Several Thematic Investment Themes

Retail Sales Data for the Month of May Confirms Several Thematic Investment Themes

While May Retail Sale disappointed, it confirmed several of our investing themes as well as positions on the Tematica Select List

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As earnings move into the fast lane, things are likely to get bumpier

As earnings move into the fast lane, things are likely to get bumpier

We have been talking about volatility for several weeks, and while we take solace in knowing that the herd is catching up, we’re not exactly thrilled the latest data suggests there is more revising to be done. With market volatility picking up as earnings velocity takes off, we are keeping our inverse ETF position intact, maintaining our short bias on two positions and scaling into another position.

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