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WEEKLY ISSUE: Robust Earnings and March Retail Sales Bode Well for Select List

WEEKLY ISSUE: Robust Earnings and March Retail Sales Bode Well for Select List

Earnings season for 1Q 2018 is underway, and while we’ve gotten off to a promising start, the season is only just getting started. We’ll continue to watch all the data as it comes in for 1Q 2018 to size up what we’re likely to hear in the coming weeks. We’ve got some bullish results from a competitor of Applied Materials, and we’re putting Habit Restaurant shares under the microscope.

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Amid an air of uncertainty we revisit a Cashless Consumption player

WEEKLY ISSUE: Amid an air of uncertainty we revisit a Cashless Consumption player

As the stock market continues to see-saw back and forth based on the latest headlines emanating on the geopolitical front, we’re adding back shares in this Cashless Consumer company to the Tematica Investing Select List, and checking in on several other Select List positions. With 1Q 2108 earnings season kicking off next week, we’re likely to see the uncertainty of the last few weeks play out in corporate guidance, making the market volatility to continue. Our perspective should be it’s a chance to scoop up well thematically positioned companies at better prices.

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Uncertainty and volatility to remain in place as we enter 2Q 2018

Uncertainty and volatility to remain in place as we enter 2Q 2018

As we close the books on 1Q 2018, we are starting the new quarter off on very different footing than we have in some time – one that has investors filled with questions, concerns and a good dash of uncertainty. This is likely to make for a challenging 1Q 2018 earnings season that is right around the corner.

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Special Alert: Removing Facebook shares from the Select List

Special Alert: Removing Facebook shares from the Select List

One of the key tenants for investing is to not fall in love with your investments, and that has putting the near-term prospects of Facebook shares under the microscope after a week-long public relations storm for the company. There is certainly going to be a short-term disruption underway in where and how companies will advertise. In the medium to longer-term, advertisers will still want to reach consumer where they are and the question is will that be Facebok?

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WEEKLY ISSUE: Examining an Aging of the Population Contender as we wait for the Fed

WEEKLY ISSUE: Examining an Aging of the Population Contender as we wait for the Fed

As we wait for the results of the Fed’s latest monetary policy meeting later today, we’ll put an Aging of the Population company under the microscope and share some thought on what renewed privacy concerns are likely to bring about.

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We expect Facebook will answer the call for more privacy safeguards

We expect Facebook will answer the call for more privacy safeguards

Shares of social media platform and Connected Society hub, Facebook, are being hit over renewed privacy concerns spinning out of more revelations concerning the 2016 presidential election. With the company already refocusing on quality interactions among its users, we expect it will answer the call for greater privacy safeguards as it expands its reach into video related content.

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SPECIAL ALERT: Walking Away from Universal Display Shares… For Now

SPECIAL ALERT: Walking Away from Universal Display Shares… For Now

With headwinds mounting for Universal Display shares, we’re exiting the position on the Tematica Investing Select List and collecting the long-term gains to be had since first adding the shares in October 2016. Given the long-term prospects of organic light emitting diode displays, we’re adding OLED shares to the Tematica Investing Contender List, looking to call them back to active duty when the industry begins adding fresh capacity.

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Weekly Issue: Looking for Trump-Proof Companies

Weekly Issue: Looking for Trump-Proof Companies

Amid DC-centric uncertainty back in vogue, we are seeing renewed uncertainty in the market this week. We’ll stick to our thematic knitting, which should Trump-proof the Tematica Investing Select List. We also game out the pending bankruptcy for Toys R Us, the latest but certainly not the last company to fall victim to our Connected Society investing theme.

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