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Current Stock Market a Reminder of January 2000


The US stock market seems to me very similar to the market in January 2000. Starting in mid 1999 I became convinced the market had to crash, but was getting extremely frustrated. I am attaching at the end of the script accompanying this video on our site what I wrote in the December 27, 1999 issue of what was then called Liquidity TrimTabs. Read More

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Take in $4.7 billion in November 2012


Hedge Fund Industry Outperforms S&P 500 Index for Second Month in a Row


New York, NY — January 8, 2013 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in a net $4.7 billion (0.3% of assets) in November, reversing a $10.3 billion outflow in October.  The results are based on data from 2,935 funds. Read More

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Fed Levitating Bond Prices Same Way 0% Down Levitated Home Prices


Bubbles are a popular way of describing unsustainable high prices. Stocks and bonds are at bubble levels just the way housing values were before they collapsed in the last decade. Bond prices are as high as they can get, since interest rates are about as low as they can get. As interest rates started going down in 2008 bond prices went up. And as interest rates stay down, the best and safest corporate use of free cash flow is to shrink the overall amount of shares, rather then making anything resembling a risky investment. So more cash and less shares in the hands of the institutions that own 80% of all US stock has meant ever rising stock prices. Read More

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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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.