Posts Tagged ‘ Bonds ’
The secret of my success, in my opinion, has been my ability to accurately describe parts of the market and economy exactly the way they are and exactly the way they are not. I say power to make change starts with being grounded in what is actually happening right now. Not knowing what is really so and just guessing will make any existing problem much worse. If certainty creates power, uncertainty destroys power. Read More
In my last video before taking some time off I said that I expected a weak August jobs report and an imploding housing market to postpone the start of taper time. Well, the August jobs report was weaker than expected and mortgage bankers today reported that new mortgage applications have plunged to levels not seen since the 2008 low. Regardless of the weakness, the bond market apparently still believes that even if the Fed might not start tapering this month, tapering will start before year end. Read More
The stock market continues to move upward. The market value of all US stocks is $22 trillion, a whopping $13 trillion increase from the March 2009 low and roughly equal to the all-time peak reached in October 2007. The more the stock market has gone up the more investors, economists and financial commentators, all firmly believe that the U.S. economy is on the verge of rapid growth. Read More
I have been playing the financial markets for over 40 years. Successful investors all share a common trait: They each have found an edge that enables them to outperform. Historically, before the internet, there were mainly two “edges” available to investors. The first is to know more about a company, industry or product than what the market knows. The second is to be the first to get the news, also known as trading on insider information. Read More
TrimTabs’ Charles Biderman was on Bloomberg Radio this week discussing tracking US Equities and his overall outlook of the Economy. Click Here to listen to his interview.
Warren Buffet says bonds are a horrible investment because prices are artificially high due to the Fed creating phony money. And at some point, says Buffet the Fed will stop. To my way of thinking, that also makes stocks a horrible investment. Read More
Hedge Fund Industry Underperforms S&P 500 by 71 Basis Points in February
New York, NY — April 9, 2013 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds took in a net $11.4 billion (0.6% of assets) in February, building on an inflow of $4.3 billion in January. The results are based on data from 3,434 funds. Read More
TrimTabs’ CEO Charles Biderman joined Rick Santelli on CNBC to offer advice to novice investors on how to handle the market rally aided by the Federal Reserve.
There’s been a lot of talk about the Federal Reserve rigging the stock market. If you’ve been wondering, as I have, how it is being done, here’s some terrific insight from our own David Santschi. David wrote in this week’s TrimTabs Weekly Liquidity Review, “The Fed is exchanging about $4 billion in newly created money every business day for various types of bonds. All else being equal, the Fed’s bond buying puts more money in investors’ hands to buy other assets, including stocks.” Read More