David Santschi of TrimTabs Investment Research argues gold is not in a bubble. He also explains the three main reasons he invests in gold: (1) gold is insurance against catastrophe in an increasingly fragile world (2) real interest rates throughout the developed world are sharply negative and (3) massive deficit spending and money printing throughout the world will continue to erode the value of fiat currencies.
TrimTabs CEO Charles Biderman introduces the TrimTabs Individual Investor Blog. TrimTabs has been helping institutional investors outperform the stock market since the mid-1990s by analyzing the supply and demand of shares of stock and money. For the first time, TrimTabs is making some of its high-level insights available to individual investors. Biderman explains why all markets operate like a Las Vegas-style casino, where the house has a significant edge. Biderman explains how to use the tools on the blog to invest with the house.
TrimTabs CEO Charles Biderman interviews Burton Malkiel – Princeton economics professor, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and former board member of The Vanguard Group. Biderman discusses with Malkiel the relevance of the efficient market theory and whether companies do indeed have an advantage over all investors.
Professor Malkiel also discusses the benefits of dollar cost averaging, diversification, rebalancing and low cost index funds.
TrimTabs Investment Research CEO Charles Biderman in a video restating his post 9/11 recommendations regarding US wars in the Middle East. Bigger debt and budget problems in the US could have been mitigated if the US simply invested in communication and internet infrastructure in countries like Afghanistan.
TrimTabs Investment Research CEO Charles Biderman in a video on its new TrimTabs Professional Network blog offers “common sense solutions” to the nation’s two major economic problems — the huge budget deficit and a stagnating economy. Biderman notes that creating budget surpluses requires spending to grow slower than receipts for an extended period of time, pointing out that the government is presently running an unsustainable $1.3 trillion deficit because it is spending $3.8 trillion, while receipts, almost all from income taxes, are $2.5 trillion.
TrimTabs Investment Research Director of Macroeconomic Research, Madeline Schnapp in a video on its new TrimTabs Professional Network blog answers the question of whether or not an economic downturn is likely. Schnapp notes that, while we are not in a recession yet, the risks are rapidly rising. The best economic predictor of an economic downturn is the amount of cash in consumer’s pocketbooks. By extension, the best measure of consumer cash is the growth in wages and salaries and jobs. Since the beginning of August, TrimTabs real-time wage and salary and employment indicators are falling. If this trend continues into September and October, an economic downturn is likely.