Chris Versace

Christopher (Chris) Versace is the Chief Investment Officer at Tematica Research, which utilizes a thematic investing strategy leveraging changing economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change. Versace also co-manages TheStreet’s Trifecta Stocks as well as Stocks Under $10, co-hosts the Cocktail Investing Podcast and developed the NJCU New Jersey 50 Index at NJCU, where he is an Assistant Professor of Finance.

Recent Articles By The Author

Greenbrier's Dividend Entices, but Could Be Derailed by a Tough Economy

Greenbrier's Dividend Entices, but Could Be Derailed by a Tough Economy

The rail car maker is likely riding into a slower period of demand for its products, which investors should keep in mind when considering it as a dividend play.

Briggs & Stratton: If a Dividend Looks Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

Briggs & Stratton: If a Dividend Looks Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

The lawnmower-engine maker seemed to be offering a 6.8% yield ... until management slashed the payout.

This Furniture Retailer Furnishes Its Owners With a Nice Yield

This Furniture Retailer Furnishes Its Owners With a Nice Yield

Haverty Furniture Cos., aka Havertys, has paid a cash dividend every year for more than eight decades and occasionally surprises shareholders with a special payout.

Dividend-Seeking Investors Should 'Target' These Retailers

Dividend-Seeking Investors Should 'Target' These Retailers

July-quarter ending retailers are soon to report their earnings, shedding light on their summer sales as well as their expectations for back-to-school shopping and the looming holiday shopping season.

This Dividend Contender Will Smell Good Even When Times Are Bad

This Dividend Contender Will Smell Good Even When Times Are Bad

No matter what the economic cycle, people continue to eat, drink, snack, bathe, and clean their homes -- all activities that benefit International Flavors & Fragrances.

Adding to This Aviation Products Firm

We are taking advantage of the drop in Innovation Solutions & Support shares that occurred despite the company’s strong June quarter results.

Disney Quarter Appears a Bomb, But Look For Blockbuster Ahead

Despite big misses on earnings, with the Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu package to come, Disney’s probability of success is looking pretty good.

Real Money Post-Industrial Average Leads Major Indexes So Far for Year

Real Money Post-Industrial Average Leads Major Indexes So Far for Year

In July, the RMPIA climbed 0.6%, bringing its year-to-date return to just over 21%.

Here's Dividend-Yielding Bank People Can 'Unite' Around

Here's Dividend-Yielding Bank People Can 'Unite' Around

People's United has a dividend yield of 4.29% and is buying holding bank United Financial.

Here Are 20 Companies to Watch for Dividend Increases This Week

Here Are 20 Companies to Watch for Dividend Increases This Week

We have more than 1,050 companies reporting quarterly earnings from Monday to Friday, and here are the ones to keep focus on.