Investing Tips Based on Insider Trading Data



When it comes to investing tips, everyone seems to be an expert so it is very difficult to decide whose advice you should follow. The first question a novice investor should be asking anyone they’re thinking about following is, “What kind of returns have you been seeing with your own trades?” I’m sure that the answers you hear will surprise you.

Beware of Investing Tips from this Group



The vast majority of so called experts doling out investing tips don’t actually invest their own money in the stocks they recommend. More often, they are paid a commission regardless of whether you buy or sell and more disturbingly whether you make money on their recommendations or not. Sometimes their revenue is based on commissions and other times they’ll have you pay a subscription fee for their advice but vary rarely will they be compensated based on performance. That is to say, whether their investing tips are worth anything or not.

Investing Tips and Insider Trading



A better source for good investing tips is one you might not have thought of before. This is a group of investors that consistently out-performs the market year after year. They win because they have the best information and they play with their own money. The don’t offer investing tips per se but savvy investors know that not following what this group is doing could prove fatal to one’s portfolio.

Of course, we’re talking about corporate insiders. Insiders are defined as executives or directors of publicly-traded companies that have information and knowledge that can affect their company’s stock price. Hands-on insiders are ensconced in the day-to-day activities of their companies and they’re the ones making decisions that will affect the future value of their company. Naturally, they know their companies better than anyone and some great investing tips can be picked up by watching how they trade their own company shares on the open market.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for investing tips related to a stock in your portfolio. For fun, let’s call it Guru B Gone Corp. The company has a great reputation and you’re fairly happy with the way it has been performing for you so far this year. The returns haven’t been great but they’ve been a little better than what you’d get if that same money was in a savings account.

However, during your quest for investing tips related to this stock you stumble across InsidersLab.com and you see that a significant group of insiders at the company have all been selling off their shares around the same time. Would you want to know about that? Yes, you would. If one insider is selling her shares, it could mean anything but if a group is acting in a similar manner that is a strong signal that they feel the stock price might be heading down.

This isn’t necessarily the case and as with all investing tips, you would need to do your own due diligence prior to acting on such information but you would certainly want to know about such transactions. That is why InsidersLab.com exists – to offer average investors investing tips based on recent insider trading activity.


Source:
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Reported on Aug 26, 2011

 
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Today's Notable Trades


PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (PTCT)
Senior Officer (Chief Financial Officer): Kovacs Shane William Charles

Acquired 60,375 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $10.850) on May 22, 2015. Direct holding 72,725 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 488.87%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:20:28.
 
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. (CSCO)
Senior Officer (EVP, Chief Globalisation Ofr): Elfrink Wim

Acquired 30,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $23.010) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 281,418 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 11.93%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:19:29.
 
JDS UNIPHASE CORP /CA/ (JDSU)
Senior Officer (SVP General Manager OSP): SCRIVANICH LUKE M

Sold 1,567 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $12.709) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 8,938 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -14.92%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:19:11.
 
Alkermes plc. (ALKS)
Senior Officer (SVP, Corporate Communications): Peterson Rebecca

Sold 7,700 Ordinary Shares (Non-Derivative security at $61.835) on May 20, 2015. Direct holding 1,050 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -88.00%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:18:36.
 
DATA I/O CORP (DAIO)
Director: Brown Douglas Wells

Acquired 3,700 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $3.160) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 30,700 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 13.70%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:17:49.
 
PCM, INC. (PCMI)
Senior Officer (President, PCM Logistics, LLC): Abuyounes Simon M

Acquired 50,000 COMMON (Non-Derivative security at $4.400) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 86,453 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 137.16%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:17:31.
 
DIODES INC /DEL/ (DIOD)
Director: SOONG RAYMOND

Acquired 41,375 Diodes Incorporated Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $15.542) on May 22, 2015. Direct holding 311,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 15.35%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:15:15.
 
Tableau Software Inc (DATA)
Director: Jurgensen Jr Elliott H

Sold 2,500 Class A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $113.191) on May 20, 2015. Direct holding 4,984 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -33.40%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:14:34.
 
DTS, INC. (DTSI)
Senior Officer (EVP & Chief Marketing Officer): Doohan Kevin

Sold 1,467 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $32.167) on May 20, 2015. Direct holding 8,250 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -15.10%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:13:22.
 
YELP INC (YELP)
First-Class Insider (Chief Executive Officer): Stoppelman Jeremy

Sold 7,900 Class A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $46.425) on May 21, 2015. Indirect holding 100 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -98.75%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 22:13:16.
 
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