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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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Clicks Vs Bricks Becoming A Very Fuzzy Struggle
As popular as online shopping is these days, and the main source of growth for the retail sector, in 2018 according to Stastista, e-commerce was only 10% of overall retail sales.
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Debt Bombs Ticking Across The Globe
There are times when writing from the macro perspective can be challenging, particularly when macro takes a backseat as it is prone to do during parts of the business cycle. This year macro is back with a bang.
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Online Fraudulent Traffic Increasing This Holiday Season
New research shows that more online shopping is a spark for cyber attacks, increasing the risk of identity theft, fraudulent traffic and other malicious activity that is a tailwind for cyber spending and our Safety & Security investing theme.
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Japan Is Harnessing IoT Technology To Support Its Aging Population
We’ve said it before – the only thing better than the tailwinds associated with one of our investing themes is when two or more of these tailwinds intersect. The latest evidence of this happening is in Japan.
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Debt Levels + Falling Liquidity = EPS Pressure Ahead
According to Deutsche Bank, of 70 asset classes they track, 63, or 90% of them, are in the red for the year. In 2017 only one of the 70 closed in the red. We’ve undergone a massive shift in the investing landscape which bears further investigation.
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Weapon Sales Across The Globe Drive Safety & Security Theme
Governments across the globe are shoring up their military defense systems, and increasingly they are turning to the US and its advanced weaponry systems, which only adds a significant tailwind for the Tematica Safety & Security investment theme.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BABA Alibaba
BBRY (now BB) 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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