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


INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST (IRET)
Director: Maxwell Terrance P

Acquired 1,650 Common Shares of Beneficial Interest (Non-Derivative security at $7.981) on Oct 22, 2014. Direct holding 9,031 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 22.35%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:10:27.
 
DEUTSCHE MUNICIPAL INCOME TRUST (KTF)
Senior Officer (Assistant Treasurer): Antosca Paul

Sold 3,225 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $13.360) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 21,775 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -12.90%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:10:23.
 
MONARCH CASINO & RESORT INC (MCRI)
First-Class Insider (President): FARAHI BOB

Acquired 33,334 Option/right to buy (Derivative security at conversion or exercise price: $12.320) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 200,004 shares/units after transaction. Option/right to buy expires on Oct 21, 24. Holdings increased 20.00%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:10:09.
 
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INC/MD (HBAN)
Senior Officer (Regional Banking Group Pres.): Dunlap James E

Acquired 47,253 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $6.020) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 275,177 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 20.73%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:10:05.
 
GILEAD SCIENCES INC (GILD)
Director: Cogan John Francis

Sold 13,902 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $104.030) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 43,503 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -24.22%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:09:59.
 
WD 40 CO (WDFC)
Director: COLLATO RICHARD A

Sold 2,127 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $75.000) on Oct 22, 2014. Direct holding 12,787 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -14.26%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:09:58.
 
CARLISLE COMPANIES INC (CSL)
Senior Officer (V.P., Chief Financial Officer): FORD STEVEN J

Sold 20,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $85.196) on Oct 22, 2014. Direct holding 83,574 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -19.31%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:09:57.
 
RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (RMAX)
Senior Officer (EVP and CLO): LEWIS GEOFFREY D

Sold 2,414 Class A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $32.000) on Oct 22, 2014. Direct holding 16,213 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -12.96%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:09:53.
 
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC (VZ)
Senior Officer (EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel): MILCH RANDAL S

Sold 2,790 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $48.610) on Oct 22, 2014. Direct holding 3,494 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -44.40%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:09:43.
 
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW (COST)
Other: PETTERSON DAVID S

Sold 15,400 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $131.137) on Oct 23, 2014. Direct holding 23,538 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -39.55%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 11:09:15.
 
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