Margin Debt Soars To New Record; Investor Net Worth Hits Record Low

The correlation between stock prices and margin debt continues to rise (to new records of exuberant "Fed's got our backs" hope) as NYSE member margin balances surge to new record highs. Relative to the NYSE Composite, this is the most &qu… [...]

Futures An Unamiliar Shade Of Green On Chinese Taper Fears As Li Hints At Stimulus Curbs

This morning US futures are an unfamiliar shade of green, as the market is poised for its first red open in recent memory (then again the traditional EURJPY pre-open ramp is still to come). One of the reasons blamed for the lack of generic monetary eup… [...]

Biderman Blasts Barack Obama’s Biggest Of The Big Lies

“Inherent in the nature of government itself is the fact that it is incapable of effectively providing services,” Biderman blasts, noting that “by ‘effective’, he means dollars and hours.” The TrimTabs CEO is breathless in his beration of “the biggest … [...]

Payrolls "Taper-On" Preview – 95 Estimates And A 7-Sigma Spread

With TrimTabs seeing real wage and salary growth at a mere 0.7% year-over-year in August, some of the more ‘robust’ expectations for tomorrow’s non-farm payroll report appear a little exuberant. However, Goldman’s 200k estimate (based on 24 labor marke… [...]

18 Signs That Global Financial Markets Are Entering A Vicious Circle

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, You can see it coming, can’t you?  The yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries is skyrocketing, the Dow has been down for 5 days in a row and troubling economic news is pouring in from all over t… [...]

Stock Market Bubbles And Record Margin Debt: A (Repeating) History Of Ignoring All Warnings

It is well-known that as part of the S&P500′s ascent to new records, investor margin debt has also surged to all time highs, surpassing for the past three months previous records set during both prior, the dot com and the housing, stock market bubb… [...]

Biderman Busts The ‘Sustainable’ Deficit Reduction Meme

While Tepper and his breathless team-mates celebrate a ‘sustainable’ euphoria-inducing drop in the deficit that heralds the new America, TrimTabs CEO Charles Biderman upsets the bull’s apple-cart by explaining the three one-off items that created this … [...]

The Knockout Blow People Will Not See Coming

Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, Have you ever done something really stupid, just because you were in love? Something you look back on and cringe, thinking “why on earth did I do that?” Of course. Who hasn’t? Fear. Love. Panic. Exu… [...]

Santelli And Biderman Slam The Market’s Four Faltering Fallacies

There are numerous myths flying around the screens we all remain glued to – from inflows suddenly becoming correlated with equity market performance to a ‘real recovery’ in housing. TrimTabs CEO Charles Biderman paid a brief but fact-full visit to CNBC… [...]

Why December’s Front-Loaded Gain Will Be January’s Pain: Biderman Explains

Wondering where the somewhat out-of-character economic improvements of Q4 2012 data came from – given Sandy and the fiscal cliff uncertainty? Wonder no longer. Charles Biderman, CEO of TrimTabs, has done the data-mining and explains, quite succinctly i… [...]