Christopher Versace

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Christopher Versace is the Portfolio Manager of the Thematic Growth Portfolio at Fabian Wealth Strategies, as well as the editor of both the long-only "PowerTrend Profits" investment newsletter and "PowerTrader" trading service that utilizes strategies combining stocks, ETFs and options. Versace uses a proprietary thematic investing perspective that ties in economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change.Expand

Versace is also the host of PowerTalk, a weekly podcast that features conversations with public and private management teams, as well as other thought leaders, for the benefit of both individual and institutional investors. These conversations aim to get behind the scenes with such guests as Steve Forbes, Donald Rumsfeld and the CEOs of Smith & Wesson and Cato, among others.

Versace was previously the portfolio manager of Agile Capital Management, which combined a hedged investment mandate and a thematic investing framework. He also previously served as senior vice president, equity research at Friedman Billings Ramsey, where he covered the mobile phone industry and component technologies. Versace was also an analyst at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, as well as Salomon Brothers.

Versace is a contributor to Forbes.com and a frequent guest on "Live from The Washington Times with Andy Parks," in addition to other radio and television programs. He earned bachelor's degrees in economics and mathematics from Fairfield University before earning an MBA in finance from Fordham University.Collapse

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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 11:15 AM EDT
Just recently hitting the tape is Markit Economics' Flash September U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, which clocked in at 53.0 --…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 10:11 AM EDT
The eventual unwinding of the unprecedented U.S. dollar carry trade will have profound impact on global financial markets. To understand the where's…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 9:54 AM EDT
A new study by market research firm NPD Group says 72% of consumers bought a pumpkin latte just once in the fall and winter last year. About 20% indulged twice, and 8% went back for three or more purchases during the season. Perhaps Starbucks (SBUX) is making a big to-do over less than we thought? Maybe -- but I still like the moves lower in coffee, sugar, milk and other key Starbucks commodities. Whole Foods (WFM) isn't the only retailer turning
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 9:33 AM EDT
Let's add to the flash PMI fun this morning by turning our gaze West and making heads or tails of the Flash September Composite Purchasing Managers…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 9:15 AM EDT
Not surprisingly, the hits keep on coming for China. The Asian Development Bank yesterday cut its latest view on the "Developing Asia" economy,…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 8:45 AM EDT
My good friend Jim Collins is sharing his views on Volkswagen (VLKAY) this morning with RealMoneyPro readers. I have to say…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 7:55 AM EDT
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) bumped up its third-quarter sales outlook today to between $6.42 billion and $6.48 billion.…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 23, 2015 | 7:24 AM EDT
Good morning, good morning! To paraphrase a line from Full Metal Jacket, it's time to grab your coffee, hit the desk and start to dive…
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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT

An iCar would be bigger -- in more ways than one -- than any product Apple has produced.

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Christopher Versace

 | Sep 22, 2015 | 8:00 AM EDT

An iCar would be bigger -- in more ways than one -- than any product Apple has produced.

Judge Smails embarrassed me into writing it!

Some pretty obvious selling in the FATMAN names vs the Nasdaq futures post regular session...
You can see the time/price support on the daily chart of SPX below. It also shows you the ...

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Exhausted and a long weekend.
Column up shortly
Sold some IWM as well.

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