TrimTabs does more than compile data and offer analysis. It uses the data it collects to create alpha-generating model trading portfolios.

TrimTabs offers six model trading portfolios with varying levels of risk:

TrimTabs Demand Index Model Portfolio. This model portfolio for intermediate-term market timing is based on the TrimTabs Demand Index, which is constructed using fund flow and sentiment variables. It is either 100% short the S&P 500, 100% in cash, 100% long the S&P 500, or 200% long the S&P 500, and it changes as often as daily.

Since this model portfolio's inception in September 2008, it has increased 878%, versus a 99% gain for SPY (SPDR S&P 500) in the same period.

The table below summarizes our other model trading portfolios. 

Model Portfolio Time Horizon Trading Frequency Investment Universe Methodology
TrimTabs U.S. Equity ETF Index Model Portfolio Short-Term Daily Between 25% long and 100% long the S&P 500 Based on the TrimTabs U.S. Equity ETF Index, which is constructed using the flows of U.S. equity ETFs.
U.S. Sector Model Portfolio Short-Term Weekly 100% long one sector Based on proprietary quantitative analysis of fund flows and technical factors.
Technology Model Portfolio Intermediate-Term Daily Between 100% short and 200% long the Nasdaq Based on proprietary analysis of liquidity, technical, and fundamental factors affecting the Information Technology sector.
Bond Model Portfolio Short-Term Daily Between 60% and 200% long the Barclays U.S Aggregate Total Return Index Based on proprietary analysis of bond fund flows and technical factors.
Precious Metals Model Portfolio Short-Term Daily 100% long gold, 100% long silver, or 100% long the Deutsche Bank U.S. Dollar Index Based on proprietary analysis of precious metals prices as well as supply and demand dynamics in the precious metals market.


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