Welcome to another edition of PowerTalk. I’m your host Chris Versace, editor of the investment newsletter PowerTrend Profits and portfolio manager of the Thematic Growth Portfolio at Fabian Wealth Strategies, and these are my one-on-one conversations with the movers and shakers in the business world that take you behind the scenes and in the know. Be sure to check out ChrisVersace.com for more on PowerTrends and past editions of PowerTalk, as well as FabianWealth.com for more on my Thematic Growth Portfolio.
Joining us today on PowerTalk is Michelle Minton, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. I’m especially excited to talk with Michelle about her area of focus — alcohol regulation, food and beverage regulation, Internet gambling and so on. Some call these sin stocks, but I call them Guilty Pleasures — and they are a staple of my investment mosaic.
As Michelle points out, however, there are efforts afoot to curb one’s ability to buy energy drinks, ban Big Gulps and even overturn state-regulated Internet gambling though demand for these and other guilty pleasures runs high. Michelle pulls back the curtain on these campaigns, showing us what and who are behind these efforts to shape behavior and limit your choices. Michelle doesn’t pull any punches and takes us behind the scenes and in the know, just the way I like it.
NOTE: Fabian Wealth Strategies is a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered investment adviser, and is not affiliated with Eagle Financial Publications.
Listen to my behind-the-scenes PowerTalk conversation now, so you are even more in the know:
Access prior PowerTalk interviews here:
How to Measure the Effectiveness of Multi-Media Advertising with Jeff Zwelling of Convertro
How the Cloud will Affect Corporate America and You with Jay Chapel, CEO of Ostrato
The Growing Importance of Cybersecurity with Jason Brvenik, Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems
The Future of Jobs with Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer for the Job Search Television Network
Where Housing and Real Estate are Headed with United Real Estate Chairman and CEO Dan Duffy