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

Risk-Averse Investors Might Find This Company a Bit Too Spicy

Risk-Averse Investors Might Find This Company a Bit Too Spicy

B&G Foods' current quarterly current dividend yield near 10% sounds delicious, but a deeper analysis might make your stomach turn.

Taking Stock of 5 Important Dividend Increases

Taking Stock of 5 Important Dividend Increases

Microsoft, Lam Research and several other companies have announced hikes in dividends, so let's break them down.

Checking In on 3 Dividend Picks

Checking In on 3 Dividend Picks

Molson Coors, Target and International Flavors & Fragrances have all performed well since being singled out.

It's Time to Grow More Wary of Growth Expectations

It's Time to Grow More Wary of Growth Expectations

GDP and corporate earnings trends are not favorable and increasingly indicate slowing economies here and abroad.

Tailored Brands' Dividend Disappears -- Try On This Alternative Dividend Stock

Tailored Brands' Dividend Disappears -- Try On This Alternative Dividend Stock

Hanesbrands is one consumer cyclical offering a 3.8% dividend yield.

Separating Quality Dividend-Paying Companies From the Wannabes: Part 2

Separating Quality Dividend-Paying Companies From the Wannabes: Part 2

We run Medical Properties Trust through our dividend-metric gauntlet to see whether the healthcare REIT can maintain its payout pace.

Why Media Fits AT&T to a T

Activist investor Elliot Management Corp. has some good points for AT&T, but criticizing its move into entertainment is not one of them.

Separating Quality Dividend-Paying Companies From the Wannabes: Part 1

Separating Quality Dividend-Paying Companies From the Wannabes: Part 1

Salem Communications provides a good example of how to separate weak and strong dividend payers.

Summer Lovin' Was a Blast, Is the FUN Over?

Summer Lovin' Was a Blast, Is the FUN Over?

Dividend investors should be rather comfortable with Cedar Fair's dividend prospects over the coming year.

Real Money Post-Industrial Average Holds Own in Turbulent August

Real Money Post-Industrial Average Holds Own in Turbulent August

Gains in Amgen, CVS, and others helped offset declines in other stocks, as the RMPIA rose over the last two months to 0.6%, handily beating all the major domestic stock market averages.