Dec7 2012

BNN “What’s Behind the Numbers” Best Investment Book of 2013

Click on the video below to watch John Del Vecchio discuss "Best Book of 2013 - What's Behind the Numbers?  A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery".  He discusses some of tips and techniques from the book for protecting ones portfolio and disabuses of some traditional investing strategies.



Nov19 2012

Economist Harry S. Dent tells Investor’s Business Daily Fiscal Cliff is Least of Stock Market’s Worries

TV talking heads and news headlines are heralding the fiscal cliff's danger to the U.S. economy. But a greater threat lies in wait thanks to the European debt crisis and slowing growth in China, says Harry Dent.

The CEO and founder of HS Dent, a Tampa, Fla.-based economic research and forecasting firm, says we're on the brink of a "global meltdown" once the "debt bubble" explodes, regardless of what happens in Washington. He explains why this is and how ETF investors can protect their money.

Dent developed the Dent Method, which bases economic outlooks on demographic trends.

Click here for the whole Q& A with Trang Ho from IBD.


Nov15 2012

Index Universe Q&A with Ranger’s Del Vecchio: A Forensic Indexer

John Del Vecchio, forensic accountant and co-portfolio manager of the Ranger Equity Bear ETF (NYSEArca: HDGE), has a new book out that puts indexing in a favorable light, but with a few important twists. Del Vecchio told

Correspondent Cinthia Murphy that owning swaths of the market is the only way to preserve returns in a world full of vagaries that can torpedo the most established of companies. But that doesn’t mean he buys into traditional market-capitalization-weighted methodologies.
Read the entire Q&A here  - He discusses the key concepts behind that fund in his book “What’s Behind The Numbers?” (McGraw Hill) ,arguing that applying forensic accounting and focusing on earnings quality allows him to find value stocks while excluding accidents that are waiting to happen.


Nov11 2012

Dallas Morning News recommends “What’s Behind The Numbers? Expose Financial Chicanery”

Dallas Morning News business columnist Will Deener reviews What's Behind the Numbers? Expose Financial Chicanery... written by John Del Vecchio, forensic accountant / co-manager of actively managed all short Ranger Equity Bear ETF and Tom Jacobs Portfolio Manager of Motley Fool Special Ops.

"I would recommend the book to those compelled toward stock picking or to anyone who wants to better understand how companies manipulate their earnings. It’s an easy read — you don’t need an accounting degree to understand it — and the insights are applicable whether you prefer to go long or short. . . Avoiding the big losses is more important than getting the big win, and that is the message of this book."

Click here to read the full article


Oct18 2012

Charles Biderman on CNBC: TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF has outperformed the market

TrimTabs President and CEO Charles Biderman went on CNBC this week to discuss how TrimTabs’ exchange traded fund – TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS) – in it’s first 12 months of operation, seeing a return of 33 percent.  Click here to see the interview and hear what Charles says about investing strategies like dollar cost averaging  and what he says is the truth about investing in dividends.



Oct17 2012

Brad Lamensdorf, Co-Manager ActiveBear all-short ETF on BNN-TV (VIDEO)

Ever wonder how shorts choose stocks they don't like?  Watch Brad Lamensdorf, co-manager of AdvisorShares ActiveBear all short ETF (HDGE) talk about his fund on Canada's BNN (VIDEO) and how he selects stocks for their portfolio -- you might  be surprised to hear some big names like luxury retailers Coach (COH) and Tiffany (TIF)... click here to watch the whole interview and find out what other stocks he mentioned.