Thematic Reads: Week of January 20, 2020

Thematic Reads: Week of January 20, 2020

Each week Team Tematica consumes a voracious amount of content as we look to stay on top of the latest data and mine it for tailwind and headwind signals for our 10 investment themes.

Aging of the Population
The global demographic shift towards a more senior population

Cleaner Living
Growing demand for items that claim to be better for you and the planet:

Digital Infrastructure
The Buildout and upgrading of our Networks, Data Storage Facilities, and Equipment


Disruptive Innovators
Business models designed to transform an entire industry and leap-frog over incumbents.

Digital Lifestyle
The increasingly digital landscape that now underpins the entire consumer experience.

Guilty Pleasures

The products and services people will consume no matter the economic environment.

Living the Life

Those things that bridge the gap between want and ability at every socioeconomic level.


Middle-Class Squeeze

Consumers trading down when and where possible or looking to stretch the disposable dollars they do have.

New Global Middle Class

Areas around the world where rising disposable incomes are driving demand for a host of products and services.

Safety & Security

Reflecting the evolving needs across individual, cyber, corporate and homeland security.


What Else We Are Loving

Other reads, experiences, products, services and the like that we enjoyed so much this past week we just had to share

  • After the 2019 year-end holidays, Tematica’s Lenore Hawkins decided to get herself a late Christmas present of the reMarkable tablet, and to put it mildly, she is loving it!. As an avid notetaker and a chronic traveler, this device is utterly perfect. First off, the sensation really is as close to writing on paper as possible, but it is even a wee bit better as rather than using an eraser when my handwriting inexplicably goes off the rails, a simple tap on “undo” and that wayward writing never even happened. Notes can be organized into notebooks and folders, all are synced in the cloud, and for those who are so inclined, it can translate written notes into typed text. The wonderful device allows the obsessive note-taker to have all their notes with them, wherever they go, while only taking along one very light device. It also allows for annotation of PDF documents, what more could one want? Lenore sums it up this way, “This one is definitely a winner for me.”.

About the Author

Chris Versace, Chief Investment Officer
I'm the Chief Investment Officer of Tematica Research and editor of Tematica Investing newsletter. All of that capitalizes on my near 20 years in the investment industry, nearly all of it breaking down industries and recommending stocks. In that time, I've been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and my efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters’ StarMine Monitor. In my travels, I've covered cyclicals, tech and more, which gives me a different vantage point, one that uses not only an ecosystem or food chain perspective, but one that also examines demographics, economics, psychographics and more when formulating my investment views. The question I most often get is "Are you related to…."

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