Extreme Enthusiasm for Offshore Stocks Should Worry Bulls
Sausalito, CA — March 4, 2013 — TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that $55.1 billion poured into global equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in January and February, the biggest two-month inflow on record.
“Inflows into foreign stock funds have been so heavy this year that bulls should be concerned,” said David Santschi, Chief Executive Officer of TrimTabs. “Big inflows from fund investors often occur near market tops.” Read More
I love Rick Santelli and the opportunity I had to be with him on CNBC Monday. However, during the four-minute segment, I didn’t have the opportunity to say that it probably is too early to turn bearish on the stock market. Read More
Those of you out there who are sane type investors should be worried about the fundamental investment problem you face. And that is how do sane people invest in an insane financial world? Stocks and bonds are up now for four years solely because of central bank rigging. At the same time our leaders refuse to address the fundamental problem that the economies of the US, Europe and Japan will not grow fast enough anytime soon to generate enough taxes to pay current bills, let alone past due. Read More
Hedge Fund Industry’s September Performance Lags S&P 500; Assets Down 25.8% Since Peak
European Funds Gain Most Assets in September; All 8 Global Regions Post Gains
New York, NY — November 13, 2012 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $3.4 billion (0.2% of assets) in September, building on a $7.7 billion inflow in August. Based on data from 3,004 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated that industry assets stood at $1.8 trillion in September, down 25.8% from the June 2008 peak of $2.4 trillion. Read More
There seems to be little doubt that we need a new constitution, or at least a new way of governing ourselves. The response to my post July 4 rant that we need a constitutional convention was mostly positive. There were several who worried that a convention could get hijacked by nutcases but almost everybody seems to agree that what we have got now is not working. Read More
Sausalito, CA – June 27, 2012 – TrimTabs Investment Research announced today that it is launching a quantitative investment product designed for retail investors. The latest reading advises investors to allocate only 50% of their portfolio to equities.
“We’re thrilled that retail investors will be able to use some of our quantitative research in their own portfolios for the first time,” said Charles Biderman, CEO of TrimTabs. “A back-tested model portfolio based on the new TrimTabs Flow Index has outperformed the S&P 500 by 4.6% annualized since 2000.” Read More