Is today’s positive vibe on the economy based on sentiment or fact? Amy Raskin, Chief Investment Officer at Chevy Chase Trust, recently discussed market conditions and what they mean for investors on CNBC’s Fast Money Halftime Report. She also shared three stocks that have her attention.

Amy Raskin featured on CNBC’s Fast Money Halftime Report

Amy Raskin, Chief Investment Officer, appeared on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report on August 28, 2018 to discuss current market conditions and what they mean for investors.

Finding Opportunity in Disruptive Change: Retailing and Its Supply Chain

We’re in the early stages of a revolution in retailing that is creating compelling new investment opportunities.

As thematic investors, we look for phenomena that are transforming cash flows and profitability across multiple industries. Then we seek to identify companies that will benefit, are investable through public equities with ample liquidity, and likely to pay off within three to five years.

Here we discuss one of these phenomena—how the next generation of automation is impacting the retail industry.

See our latest research and what it means for investors.

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Finding Opportunity in Disruptive Change: Retailing and its Supply Chain

Today in the retail industry we're seeing that traditional brick-and-mortar stores are struggling despite a relatively healthy economy.

Smart college planning is the gift that keeps on giving. From UTMA accounts to 529s, Chevy Chase Trust shows clients how to build a legacy of learning through personalized tuition savings strategies that take into account a family’s complete financial picture. Chevy Chase Trust’s Laly Kassa and Leslie Smith share their insights on the best savings strategies for maximizing returns.

Financial Planning and College Savings

Every client at Chevy Chase Trust receives comprehensive financial planning.

At Chevy Chase Trust’s 2017 Fall Investment Symposium, Spencer Smith, Head of Institutional Investing, discusses the thematic research process.

Spencer described the characteristics of a successful theme and also outlined how we use investment research to narrow down the over 250,000 publicly traded securities to the 40 or 50 stocks that go into client investment portfolios. “Before we make an investment in any individual company, there’s a long dynamic process that precedes that decision.”

To view highlights from Spencer’s presentation, click here.

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Thematic Investing

At Chevy Chase Trust's 2017 Fall Investment Symposium, Spencer Smith, Head of Institutional Investing, discusses the thematic research process.


At Chevy Chase Trust’s 2017 Fall Investment Symposium, Tap Chibaya, Equity Research Analyst, presents the theme of U.S. Urbanization.

Tap began by pointing out that, for the first time in one hundred years, the rate of urban population growth is outpacing suburban areas, and America’s global competitiveness is now more centered around urban areas and the amenities and opportunities they offer. “Urbanization will contribute to sustainable growth in the U.S. by increasing productivity and allowing innovations and new ideas to emerge.”

To view highlights from Tap’s presentation, click here.

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U.S. Urbanization

At Chevy Chase Trust's 2017 Fall Investment Symposium, Tap Chibaya, Equity Research Analyst, presents the theme of U.S. Urbanization.

Michael A. Coke, President and Co-founder of Terreno Realty Corporation, discusses industrial real estate in an urban environment at Chevy Chase Trust’s 2017 Fall Investment Symposium.

Mike discussed how real estate investors are changing their perspective when it comes to investing in urban areas. “D.C. itself has become the draw [in industrial real estate]; we’ve actually been shifting our investment focus from being in the suburbs to the city itself.”

To view Mike’s full presentation, click here.

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Industrial Real Estate in an Urban Environment

Michael A. Coke, President and Co-founder of Terreno Realty Corporation, discusses industrial real estate in an urban environment at Chevy Chase Trust's 2017 Fall Investment Symposium.

Bobby Eubank, Equity Research Analyst, presents the theme of Automation at Chevy Chase Trust’s 2017 Fall Investment Symposium.

Bobby discussed how automation is enabling three areas of change in the retail supply chain that enable better service, lower cost, and faster delivery. “Automation equipment could dramatically expand beyond the giant factories and truly affect our daily lives.”

To view highlights from Bobby’s presentation, click here.

Important Disclosures

Next Generation Automation

Bobby Eubank, Equity Research Analyst, presents the theme of Automation at Chevy Chase Trust's 2017 Fall Investment Symposium.