Archive for September, 2011

TrimTabs: Why Invest in Gold?


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.

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TrimTabs Individual Investor Blog: An Introduction


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.

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TrimTabs sits down with Burton Malkiel


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: What Would Have Expedited the Arab Spring


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: Simple Solutions for Today's Economic Problems


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.<br><br><iframe width="560" height="345" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Charles BidermanCharles Biderman is the Chairman of TrimTabs Investment Research and Portfolio Manager of the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS)

Biderman’s Practices of Success

I recently launched a new online course, Biderman's Practices of Success, on ( The key to the practice of success is to be fully present in the moment and to be totally engaged in the important areas of life, particularly when we do not want to be. Read More.

Mr. Charles Biderman is an associated person of Trim Tabs Asset Management, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. All opinions expressed by Mr. Biderman on this website are solely those of Mr. Biderman and do not reflect the opinions of Trim Tabs Asset Management, LLC, Trim Tabs Investment Research, Inc., their affiliates (collectively, “Trim Tabs”), or any other associated persons of Trim Tabs. No part of Mr. Biderman’s compensation from Trim Tabs is related to opinions which he expresses on this website, elsewhere on the internet, or in any other medium.

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