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"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 ...
"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 actual—and exploitable—power 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 writer—and 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
PART ONE: INTRODUCING LIQUIDITY THEORY.
Chapter 1. A Tale of Fortune Lost.
Chapter 2. The Genesis of Liquidity Theory.
Chapter 3. The Principles of Liquidity Theory.
Chapter 4. The Building Blocks of Liquidity Analysis.
PART TWO: INSIDE LIQUIDITY THEORY.
Chapter 5. Demolishing the Cult of Earnings.
Chapter 6. The House: Secret Corporate Power.
Chapter 7. The Players: Buying, Selling, and Borrowing.
PART THREE: LOOKING BACK.
Chapter 8. The Bull Market and the Bubble.
Chapter 9. The Aftermath.
PART FOUR: Liquidity Theory in Action.
Chapter 10. Swinging for Singles: Lower-Risk Strategies.
Chapter 11. Swinging for the Fences: More Aggressive Strategies.
PART FIVE: LOOKING AHEAD.
Chapter 12. Managing Difficulties.
Chapter 13. New Applications.
Chapter 14. How Liquidity Could Save the Markets.
Appendix: Historical Liquidity Data.
About the Authors.
Posted May 9, 2005
If you're tired of conventional investing wisdom and curious of how the largest hedge funds have done so well - TrimTabs Investing is a must read. The book is a great resource for investors who seek to make money in all market conditions. While most investors are wrapped up in second guessing earnings estimates, Charles Biderman has focused on the supply and demand of equity stock outstanding. Turns out, company insiders have been doing this all along and they know more about how they are doing than we do. Using basic Liquidity Theory, which bases market timing recommendations on a fact-based approach that monitors the signal value of changes in the supply and demand of equity stock outstanding, Mr. Biderman provides a simple, transparent, and repeatable process for actively managing market exposure. With a strong foundation in liquidity theory, you will have more confidence in going against the grain, shorting the market when it is over-backed and going long when equities are undervalued. I highly recommend the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.