Stern & Co. ran a campaign on behalf of our client TrimTabs Asset Management about its Float Shrink ETF announcing it would start a new, independent ETF after being wrongfully fired by AdvisorShares despite the fact that TTFS had a five-star Morningstar rating. This campaign in early summer set the groundwork for an announcement when the new ETF began trading in later September. Jason Zweig, Wall Street Journal, featured the story:
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Global equity funds inflows tracking to record: TrimTabs
(Reuters) - Global equity mutual and exchange-traded funds have so far this year pulled in net inflows of $81.5 billion, putting them on track to beat a four-month record high of $86 billion set nine year ago, TrimTabs Investment Research said on Tuesday.
Global equity mutual funds and ETFs surged to a record $34.8 billion in March, edging past the previous monthly record of $34.4 billion in January 2013, TrimTabs data showed.
These funds raked in $14.8 billion this month through Friday, and look likely to have the best four-month run of inflows since December 2005 through March 2006.
“U.S. investors continue to follow the printing presses into European and Japanese equities,” said David Santschi, chief executive officer of TrimTabs. “A record that has been held for nine years is almost sure to fall.”
Buying has been heaviest among European funds, Santschi said.
(Reporting By Michael Connor in New York; Editing by Ted Botha)
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Forbes Magazines profiles Charles Biderman and his TrimTabs Float Shrink etf (TTFS).
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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.
Time for Germany to ditch euro zone?
The Globe and Mail
Analysts at TrimTabs Investment Research contend there are no workable solutions to the euro zone’s debt crisis, so it would be in Germany’s economic self interest to abandon the currency, and to do so as quickly as possible.
Much like a sinking ship, the euro is going down, TrimTabs contends. The strongest swimmers should jump off to save themselves, rather than weakening themselves by trying to bail water to delay the inevitable. (Click here for entire story...)
The Globe and Mail profiles TrimTabs Investment Research Director of Macroeconomics Madeline Schnapp’s original research on US job growth in story, Markets Eagerly Await Job Creation.
"...(O)ne forecasting firm is sticking its neck out and claiming the consensus is way too optimistic. TrimTabs Investment Research projects that the economy added only 124,000 jobs in May, up slightly from the 116,000 created in April. TrimTabs isn't making a wild guess at the number. The research service bases its estimate on an analysis of the daily income tax deposits made to the U.S. Treasury from all salaried U.S. employees, figures that it says are historically more accurate than the initial job estimates made by the Bureau of Labour Statistics.
“Wall Street cheerleaders are ignoring the fact that high unemployment, a depressed housing market, deleveraging consumers, elevated fuel prices, and fallout from the worsening sovereign debt crisis in Europe are keeping the economy mired in slow-growth mode,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of macroeconomic research at TrimTabs, in a commentary accompanying the firm's estimate." Click here for full story