Down, Down, Down For Facebook

May
21

By Dan Dorfman

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Alas, it was another painful example that exuberant expectations die fast on Wall Street.

It happened again this past Friday, which some veterans thought would turn out to be a fabulous Friday, a day that would pull the sagging stock market out of the doldrums and end the 843-point dive in the Dow Industrials since the end of March. The catalyst was supposed to be social networking biggie, Facebook (FB), one of the most hyped initial public offerings ever. Expectations were widespread that the stock would emulate a spaceship takeoff by climbing well above the $38-a share offering price in its first day of trading, perhaps even more than doubling to the $70-$80 range. That hope turned out to be just another Wall Street pipe dream. Instead the shares were a dud, barely managing to eke out a measly first-day gain of just $0.23 or 0.61%. <a href="http://charlesbiderman.com/?p=3040"><b>Read More</b></a>

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TrimTabs: Talking Macro with Madeline Schnapp

May
18

TrimTabs President & CEO Charles Biderman asked Director of Macroeconomic Research Madeline Schnapp some important questions about the economy going forward. Here’s a transcription of the interview: Read More

Biderman’s Daily Edge 5/16/2012: Why Stocks Could Rally but Only for Short Term

May
16

In last Mondays video I said stocks and bonds could rally starting Friday after the Facebook deal prices Thursday night. While I expect Gold to keep rallying, US stocks are unlikely to. Why? My good friend, the late Ed Hart used to say “stocks will trade their way to perdition.” Ed Hart was the best thing on the old Financial News Network before it was assimilated by CNBC. Stocks trading their way to perdition means to me that regardless of long term reality, over the short term stocks can go counter trend, but only for a while. Read More

Biderman’s Daily Edge 5/14/2012: Stocks & Gold Should Rally Post Facebook IPO

May
14


A major stock market event will occur later this week when Facebook goes public. Stocks and gold likely will keep selling off until the Facebook offering hits the market. And everything else being equal, I then expect a sharp rebound in stocks and gold after the offering.

I personally will be buying Facebook and gold on the IPO day.

The Biderman Market Theory says all there is in the stock market are shares of stock. Not very complicated. 80 percent of all shares are held by mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds, hedge and pension funds and family offices. Money flows in and out of those institutions. Read More

A Two-part Conversation with Jim Bianco

May
14

Warning: A Midsummer Market Nightmare

May
14

By Dan Dorfman

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In the late 1500s, William Shakespeare brought us A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now, more than 415 years later, Michael Larson, editor of the Florida-based Safe Money Report, one of the country’s more prominent bearish investment newsletters, offers us his own Wall Street version of that play. Call it, say, a midsummer market nightmare, or a resumption of last summer’s debacle, notably in July and August, when the Dow dived about 2,000 points on fears of a contagion of the European debt crisis and the June end of QE-2.

Alas, Larson sees another bummer of a summer, with the Dow tumbling over next the several months to the 12,000-12,200 range, largely triggered by a swelling global economic slowdown. Read More

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Biderman’s Daily Edge 5/9/2012: Austerity is Bad

May
09

Austerity is becoming a dirty word. Nobody wants austerity. Wikipedia says austerity is a policy of deficit-cutting, lower spending, and a reduction in the amount of benefits and public services provided. Really, I am shocked to learn that Europeans who have been getting something for nothing want to keep getting that something; particularly since Europes future under the combination of austerity and no growth policies is very, very bleak and dark. Read More

Skullduggery Suspected in Euronext-NYSE shares

May
09

By Dan Dorfman

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Hey, is there skullduggery afoot at the New York Stock Exchange, particularly in the trading of the shares of its parent, Euronext-NYSE, Inc (NYX)?

Signs sure suggest so, as evidenced, I’ve learned, by a second investigation that has been launched into such trading, this one by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is one of a number of SEC investigations that I recently became aware of, thanks to a regulatory source. Read More

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