Thematic Investing
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We see Investment themes at work and at play every day in the economy — oftentimes across industries and categories — and other aspects of day to day life. It is the opposite of the typical Wall Street approach to research, which oftentimes overly focuses on a single industry at a ... more

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The Change And The Strange Continues In The Markets
The major markets are reflecting the changing environment with the 50-day moving average for the S&P 500 having rolled over quite convincingly.
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Brookdale Senior Living: Are Its Thematic Tailwinds Enough To Earn A Buy Rating?
One company that is positioned to benefit from the aging population is Brookdale Senior Living (BKD), which is one of the largest players in the “Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care” market with over 1,000 communities in 46 states.
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EC We Are Dealing With A Market In Transition
Thus far in 2018, we’ve dealt with far more uncertainty injected into the market than we have seen in some time, and this week was a doozy.
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Fortnite Is The Harbinger Of More Pain For The Already Struggling Toy Industry
While it is rather clear to us why Toys R Us is filing bankruptcy and even Star Wars themed toy sales weren’t enough to help Mattel this past holiday season, in-app purchases for the new iOS version of Fortnite are rather revealing.
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Looking Towards A Dovish Fed Meeting
Over the last several years, the stock market was heavily influenced by the Federal Reserve, but as we’ve seen Trump and his administration have won the focus of market watchers.The issue from an investing standpoint is one of uncertainty.
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Something Just Isn’t Adding Up In The Recent Data
The week started off strong out of the gate on Monday in the wake of Friday’s post-payroll rally, but the momentum quickly faded, leaving the S&P 500 down four consecutive days as of Thursday’s close.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BABA Alibaba
BBRY BlackBerry Ltd
BIG Big Lots Inc.
BIL SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CNDF iShares Edge MSCI Mltifctr Cnsmr Dcrtnry
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow30
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DLBL Barclays Bank PLC
DLBS Barclays Bank PLC
DOG ProShares Short Dow30
DTUL iPath U.S. Treasury 2-Year Bull ETN
DTUS Barclays Bank PLC
DTYL Barclays Bank PLC
DTYS Barclays Bank PLC
DUSA DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
DVN Devon Energy Corporation
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration ETF
EEH ELEMENTS Linked to the SPECTRUM Large CAP U.S. Sector Momentum Index
EGF BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund Inc.
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