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

 | Jun 3, 2014 | 1:00 PM EDT

Pending home sales are strong, and home-improvement retailers are busy.

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Christopher Versace

 | Jun 2, 2014 | 10:30 AM EDT

Freight loadings are picking up, and the supply of cars is tight.

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Christopher Versace

 | Jun 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM EDT

Next week brings a slew of economic numbers from last month.

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Christopher Versace

 | May 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM EDT

That's the message of last week's retail reports.

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Christopher Versace

 | May 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM EDT

Favorable readings on economic activity and housing should translate into stock gains.

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Christopher Versace

 | May 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT

Here are some highlights worth sharing from the upbeat conference.

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Christopher Versace

 | May 19, 2014 | 9:30 AM EDT

The question is how Verizon will respond to the DirecTv purchase.

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Christopher Versace

 | May 18, 2014 | 8:30 PM EDT

But this week may bring more solid clues on the economy.

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Christopher Versace

 | May 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT

Will this be as pervasive as smartphone adoption?

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Christopher Versace

 | May 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM EDT

The iBeacon could be huge, so keep an eye on the companies that supply one of its key technologies.

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