I recommend buying silver as well as gold and both for the same reason. The US, Europe and Japan are all printing more and more new money to paper over ongoing budget deficits. Given that there is little chance that deficit spending will stop anytime soon, that’s why, I recommend buying both gold and silver on a dollar cost average basis… Read More
Weak Employment Growth Here to Stay due to Lackluster Demand and a Deleveraging Consumer More Intent on Saving Rather than Spending.
Sausalito, CA – February 1, 2012 – Sausalito, CA – The U.S. economy added only 45,000 jobs in January, nearly unchanged from the 38,000 jobs added in December, reports TrimTabs Investment Research.
“The weak job growth in January has us concerned,” says Madeline Schnapp, Director of Macroeconomic Research at TrimTabs. “It appears that the economy has hit stall speed due to lackluster demand and a deleveraging consumer who would rather save than spend.” Read More
Sometimes I feel like a one eyed man in the land of the blind. We track real time data and I ignore almost all government initial guesses as to employment and income, other than to laugh and chuckle. I get most frustrated these days when I watch a market strategists and economists on TV make bullish predictions going forward based upon recent government data… Read More
It’s hardly a shocker when it comes to the street of greed! That is, more insider trading scandals could be coming Wall Street’s way, following the recent arrests of seven traders and analysts involving that illegal practice… Read More
I continue to recommend buying gold on a dollar cost average basis. Gold is just beginning a long term bull run and most individuals are still not aboard this train. The Federal Reserve announced last week that this weak economy will force them to keep short-term interest rates exceptionally low until 2014. In addition, while there was no mention of QE3, I think it is almost certain that the Fed will add another round of quantitative easing (QE) sometime soon… Read More
Many of you viewers as well as many Wall Street professionals deep down inside believe that deficits do not really matter. We have almost always had deficita and we will almost always have deficits in the future. Big deal, deficits. The reality is that the US governments deficit is so big and will be getting much much bigger as we have to borrow more and more each year to pay ever increasing medicare, social security and government pensions and benefits… Read More
Fed/ECB Swaps Hit $103 Billion, One-Sixth Size of QE2
Sausalito, CA – January 26, 2012 – TrimTabs Investment Research says that while Fed Chairman Bernanke has stated that the Fed has no intention or authority to bail out Europe, the Fed’s aggressive expansion of its balance sheet, suggests otherwise.In a research note, TrimTabs explained that the European Central Bank (ECB) tapped the Federal Reserve’s liquidity-swap window for an additional $11.0 billion in the week ended January 19, bringing the outstanding balance to $103.3 billion… Read More
Dorfman And Dollars Dan Dorfman follows the dollars and sense of the markets
It’s another one of those spirited bull-bear market duels, a fight between institutional investment adviser Elaine Garzarelli, who, more often than not, is positive on the stock market, and the bearish fraternity.
The veteran market analyst, who dazzled Wall Street in the 1980s and early 1990s with a series of on-the-money market forecasts, predominantly bullish, currently doles out investment advice to about 100 pension, mutual and hedge funds, which manage aggregate assets of more than $1 trillion. A Garzarelli client, on average, runs minimum assets of $150 million. Read More
Again and again I have to keep reminding myself that most portfolio managers, as well as individual investors, firmly believe that not only can the US economy grow its way out of its current mess, but that the US economy has already begun that process. The fact that the Fed continues to create $100 billion of new money each month to support the economy is not as important to them as is the cumulative 60% growth in the federal deficit since 2008… Read More
Here at the Inside ETF conference, where there are 1300 attendees, a record number, it is readily apparent that Exchange Traded Funds is where the action is in today’s stock market. Even we at TrimTabs have started one, called the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF, ticker symbol TTFS… Read More