Posts Tagged ‘ Trading ’

Wages and salaries will be down in first quarter


Now that we know that income and employment taxes for all workers are going to rise by about $150 billion or so this year, I am fairly confident that wages and salaries are likely to decline in the first quarter of 2013. Read More

After-tax income showing possible recession to start 2013


This week will start carrying a table tracking US pre-tax and after tax income in real time. Our blog site will become the sole web source for US income.  I am hoping that after-tax income replaces GDP as the best way of tracking the US economy. The only reason GDP is currently being used is that the US government in its infinite idiocy refuses to use available real-time data on income and instead relies upon a severely flawed methodology. GDP barely tracks 60% of the US economy, misses most of the service sector and is nowhere near real time. Read More

Buy Float Shrink & Tech Stocks Whether Market Cracks or Not


Over the past year since I started doing these videos, I have said many times that I expect the stock market to crash at some point in time, the only question is when. That does not mean I do not own and buy stocks. Yes, while my holdings include gold, inflation protected Treasuries and short positions, I am also long stocks and have been regularly buying. Read More

Government Incapable of Providing Services, Causing Fiscal Cliff


By Charles Biderman


There are two parts to the fiscal cliff equation. Government spending on services and taxes. Unfortunately almost all the discussion about how to fix the long term problem has been about taxes. Focusing on taxes to raise revenues to provide government services requires making a key assumption that governments can effectively provide services. But what if the real problem is that the US government by its nature is incapable of providing cost effective services? I say that government spending on services are not only cost ineffective but probably harmful to the overall economy. Read More

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Gain $3.4 billion in September 2012


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

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Bernanke Put Dead & Very Little Chance Stocks Avoid Year End Sell Off


By Charles Biderman

I officially declare that the Bernanke Put is dead and buried. Nobody even talks about it anymore. It has been a while since someone on CNBC said there is very little risk in being long stocks since Ben Bernanke has the stock market’s back. Read More

TrimTabs Market Timing Index Available Now!


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The TrimTabs Market Timing Index is a proprietary measure based on the flows of U.S. equity exchange-traded funds.  You can buy market calls based on the index according to how frequently you want to trade.  When you subscribe, you’ll receive an email message every two weeks, every four weeks, or every eight weeks telling you exactly how to trade for the upcoming period based on the index.  All you need to trade is an S&P 500 index ETF.

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Biderman’s Daily Edge: Investors Selling Because They Need the Money


Individual investors have been getting out of US equity mutual funds for most of this year. And the pace of outflows has been soaring recently. Outflows for all of 2012 now stand at $100 billion. Half of that, $50 billion, came out during the last three months. Flight from the funds is not a new trend. In fact, about $134 billion flowed out of equity mutual funds in 2011. ÊWhat’s really puzzling is that despite these heavy outflows, stock prices have gone up. Read More

Biderman’s Market Picks 10/29/2012


Biderman’s Market Picks Available Now!

The TrimTabs Money Blog is pleased to announce the launch of Biderman’s Market Picks, a weekly video newsletter by Charles Biderman. This newsletter is designed to help you maximize long term investment gains while minimizing short term risks.

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Each weekly issue of Biderman’s Markets Picks has three parts. The first part covers what Charles is thinking about the stock market. The second part presents Charles’ views on the economy. The third part shows how Charles is investing a $100,000 model portfolio to try to profit from the information in the first two parts.

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Biderman’s Experience at Wireless Conference


I was on the Keynote Economic panel that ended this week’s annual Rutberg Wireless conference. At the conference, speaking directly before me were AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, who previously helped start Google; Jon Miller, formerly CEO of Fox Digital Media and Ross Levinsohn, former Yahoo CEO. Read More

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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