From the Inside Flap
followed fundamental measures. Why? Because their impact on stock price movements is negligible. What really makes stock prices rise or fall is liquidity—the relationship between the amount of shares available for purchase and the amount of cash available to buy them.
In TrimTabs Investing, veteran investment consultant Charles Biderman details his completely original TrimTabs methodology. You will learn to:
- Recognize that the design purpose of the stock market is essentially the same as the design purpose of a casino: to separate the players from their money, yet leave them with a smile so they come back for more
- Use liquidity analysis to determine whether the smart money (public companies and the insiders who run them) and the dumb money (individual investors) are net buyers or net sellers in the stock market
- Boost returns while reducing risk by selling when liquidity is bearish and buying when liquidity is bullish
From December 2000 through December 2004, when millions of individual investors saw their portfolios slashed by half or more and the S&P 500 declined 8 percent, the TrimTabs model portfolio rose 100 percent.
Charles Biderman uses liquidity theory every day to generate market-beating returns for his clients, which include leading hedge fund
and portfolio managers. Whether you are an investment professional managing billions of dollars or an individual investor with a small nest egg, TrimTabs Investing will show you how to achieve similar results in your portfolio. Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, this book will give you the tools you need to beat the market averages with less risk by showing you how to invest like the smart money in bull markets and bear markets alike.
From the Back Cover
"Charles Biderman, a savvy and battle-scarred veteran of the investment wars, has fashioned an intriguing approach to making money in the stock market that adroitly avoids both heavy-breathing speculation and the standard Wall Street practices that enable investors, big and small, to lose money in good markets as well as bad. Aimed at the sophisticated investor (which may or may not be an oxymoron), the book is written in blessedly straightforward prose and is a worthwhile read for anyone with an urge to have a fling at investing."
Alan Abelson, Barron's
"Since the days of Joseph and Pharaoh, it has been axiomatic that the size of the grain harvest affects the level of grain prices; but today's investors have been slow to appreciate the fact that the supply of stock shares significantly determines the level of stock prices. Biderman's long overdue book outlines the theory and evidence behind 'Trading Float,' the actualand exploitablepower behind major moves in the stock market."
Paul Montgomery CEO and CIO of Montgomery Capital Management
" 'Trade as corporate execs do, not as they say.' Charles Biderman has built an impressive list of hedge fund clients from this essential insight, and this book does a great job explaining exactly how retail investors can incorporate it into their investing."
Eric Zitzewitz Assistant Professor of Economics Stanford Graduate School of Business
"Charles Biderman is a smart thinker, clear writerand he offers here some very interesting ideas. This book is for the little guy who enjoys reading about money and economics, even if he doesn't adopt the strategies offered here; and for the professional or sophisticated investor, who, to a greater or lesser degree, just might."
Andrew Tobias author of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need