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Insiders sell like there's no tomorrow

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posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 02:41 PM

Can hundreds of stock-selling insiders be wrong? indicator has turned distinctly bearish: Corporate officers and directors have been selling shares at a pace last seen just before the onset of the subprime malaise two years ago.

“It’s not a very complicated story,” said Charles Biderman, who runs market research firm Trim Tabs. “Insiders know better than you and me. If prices are too high, they sell.”

Biderman, who says there were $31 worth of insider stock sales in August for every $1 of insider buys, isn’t the only one who has taken note. Ben Silverman, director of research at the web site that tracks trading action, said insiders are selling at their most aggressive clip since the summer of 2007.

Silverman said the “orgy of selling” is noteworthy because corporate insiders were aggressive buyers of the market’s spring dip. The S&P 500 dropped as low as 666 in early March before the recent rally took it back above 1,000.

“That was a great call,” Silverman said. “They were buying when prices were low, so it makes sense to look at what they’re doing now that prices are higher.”


posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 02:54 PM

Already discussed in that thread of the same title, but it isn't getting a lot of hits so far!

I guess Financial News is taking a backseat to 9/11, Coast Guard Training, and 36 hours to the next Nuclear strike!

Anyhow, I hope one of these threads gets the peoples attentions!

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 03:10 PM
I think this is very important to take note of. Insiders nearly always sell off prior to a major crisis.

There aren't many better tools of prediction than watching what insiders do on the marker.


posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 03:20 PM

Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by captaintyinknots

Any one see any "Short" positions similar to the Airlines prior to 9/11?

I am not too savvy on the Stock Market stuff, but Tentickles or WarrenB or Captain may get info? If there is a rise in short positions, then we will know where to look for trouble!

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