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
After leaving New York last week, I was left with the overwhelming impression that most portfolio managers really believe stocks cannot go down. Why? Because portfolio managers have been fully trained to believe in the religious like School of What Works. And what has been working since 2009 is buying stocks regardless of anything and everything else. Read More
Actively Managed Domestic Equity ETF Outperforms Russell 3000® Benchmark Since Inception by Investing in Companies That Seek to Shrink Float Prudently
BETHESDA, Md. — October 16, 2012 – AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of 16 actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its domestic equity active ETF, the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSE Arca: TTFS), which has outperformed the Russell 3000® Index since its inception. TTFS is managed by TrimTabs Asset Management (TrimTabs), an SEC-registered investment adviser affiliated with TrimTabs Investment Research, a renowned independent institutional research firm focusing on equity market liquidity. Read More
Howard Silverblatt is senior index analyst for S&P Indices. In addition to general market research and commentary, Howard is responsible for the statistical analysis of Standard & Poor’s family of U.S. Indices, including the world’s most followed stock market index, the S&P 500.
Dividend ETFs are very popular. After all in a world where money market funds earn nothing, a nice dividend yield sounds great. Dividend and mutual fund ETF portfolio managers are all over the financial media using interviews and ads touting dividend based investing. As a result a whopping $4.8 billion last year went into just three dividend ETFs, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, VIG, the iShares High Dividend ETF, HDV, and the Wisdom Tree Total Dividend ETF, DTD. Read More
Is the Bernanke Put dead or alive? That is the most important question for the stock market today. And the reason is that all those bullish on the market firmly believe that Mr. Bernanke will stop this stock market from going down anytime soon. In other words without the Bernanke Put this stock market would be lots, lots lower. Read More
TrimTabs Says Hefty Upward Revisions to BLS’ September Jobs Data Likely
Sausalito, CA – October 5, 2012 – TrimTabs Investment Research said today that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) hefty upward revision of its August job growth estimate proves that the BLS missed the important acceleration in job growth this summer because it relies on incomplete surveys that are frequently revised. Read More
The world’s Central Banks are giving banks huge amounts of newly printed money at virtually no interest rates. Would you be shocked to learn that the big banks over the past 12 months had their biggest profits since the 2006 peak? Other than Apple and other fast growing techs, the big banks are doing the best in terms of making big bucks then any other sector of the economy. Only stock and bond holders relatively are doing as well. Read More
Here comes another boring video about why all the short term moves by the central banks will ultimately destroy us in the future. Why do I call this boring? Because most people would rather not hear the truth, living as if tomorrow doesn’t matter, hoping for a miracle. Certainly our central bankers political leaders are only focused on the present; always looking to kick the can further down the road. Read More
Companies and Insiders Are Big Sellers, Signaling Pessimistic Outlook
Sausalito, CA, Sept. 28 — TrimTabs Investment Research CEO Charles Biderman says the Fed’s latest easing seems to have run out of steam.
“Back on Monday, September 17 when the S&P 500 closed at 1461, which was 15% higher than the June 4 low of 1278, I asked if a 20% pop in stock prices was the most we could expect from the Fed easing. It now looks as if I was right about the limitations of the Fed easing, and only a little too optimistic about how far it would boost the markets.” Read More
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