TrimTabs tracks the flows and returns of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds on a daily basis and the flows of futures contracts on a daily basis.

Fund flows provide an indication of the cash moving into and out of the stock market, which can be used as a leading or contrary indicator in trading strategies.  

Mutual Fund Flows

The TrimTabs daily survey of mutual funds includes more than 4,000 U.S.-listed equity, bond, and hybrid mutual funds with a combined $2.2 trillion in assets. Data on flows, returns, and total net assets is available, and it can be sorted at the asset class, sub-asset class, Morningstar category, and fund levels. The data dates back to 1998, and it has been used extensively in peer-reviewed academic research.

Exchange-Traded Fund Flows

We track the daily flows, returns, and total net assets of all U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds, which have $2.3 trillion in assets. Data is available at the asset class, sub-asset class, Morningstar category, and fund levels. The data dates back to 1993, when the first ETF was launched.

Futures Flows

We track the flows and outstanding notional value of 48 major futures contracts on a daily basis. Data is available for commodity, currency, and equity contracts dating back as far as 1990.


TrimTabs Investment Research, Inc. (TTIR) is not registered as an investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or any state. It relies on the "publisher exclusion" from the definition of an investment adviser under Section 202(a)(11) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and corresponding state laws. TTIR provides bona fide research services and investment newsletters that are generally available for subscription by the public. It does not provide any personalized advice.

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TrimTabs Data Services

Time-series datasets are the foundation of TrimTabs liquidity research. The quality and breadth of our data and our rigorous analysis are what set us apart.

You can download an overview of our data offerings here.

We collect data on all aspects of stock market liquidity:

  • Fund flows – mutual fund, exchange-traded fund, and futures flows.

  • Corporate actions – new and completed cash takeovers, stock buybacks, new equity offerings, and insider trading as well as actual float change at the industry, sector, and company levels.

Finally, we track daily U.S. Treasury tax collections and maintain the TrimTabs Macroeconomic Index. 

Our data is customized to meet the specific needs of our clients. Delivery is available through email, FTP sites, and the TrimTabs Client Portal.