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


GENESEE & WYOMING INC (GWR)
Director: LORENTZEN OIVIND

Acquired 5,000 Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value (Non-Derivative security at $65.490) on Aug 25, 2015. Direct holding 40,756 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 13.98%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:09:38.
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP (IBM)
Senior Officer (Senior Vice President): van Kralingen Bridget A

Sold 2,450 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $145.170) on Aug 26, 2015. Direct holding 3,266 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -42.86%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:07:10.
 
ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES INC (ESIO)
Director: LINK RAYMOND A

Acquired 5,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $4.188) on Aug 27, 2015. Direct holding 29,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 20.83%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:06:54.
 
TCP International Holdings Ltd. (TCPI)
Director: Della Ratta Ralph M Jr

Acquired 9,200 Common Shares (Non-Derivative security at $2.750) on Aug 25, 2015. Direct holding 23,452 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 64.55%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:06:38.
 
TFS Financial CORP (TFSL)
Senior Officer (Chief Information Officer): Motta Anna Maria P

Acquired 10,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $11.740) on Aug 26, 2015. Direct holding 44,631 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 28.88%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:06:30.
 
ITERIS, INC. (ITI)
Director: THOMAS TOM

Acquired 15,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $2.048) on Aug 20, 2015. Direct holding 54,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 38.46%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:05:07.
 
TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD. (TAT)
First-Class Insider (Chief Executive Officer): Mitchell Noah Malone III

Acquired 5,000 Common Shares (Non-Derivative security at $2.561) on Aug 25, 2015. Indirect holding 25,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 25.00%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:03:39.
 
ARGOS THERAPEUTICS INC (ARGS)
Director: Van Holle Philippe Marie Marcel Joseph

Acquired 5,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $5.805) on Aug 20, 2015. Direct holding 8,100 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 161.29%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:03:15.
 
ADVENT/CLAYMORE ENHANCED GROWTH & INCOME FUND (LCM)
First-Class Insider: SEIZERT GERALD L

Acquired 10,200 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $8.260) on Aug 26, 2015. Direct holding 71,095 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 16.75%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:02:59.
 
Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (AGC)
First-Class Insider: SEIZERT GERALD L

Acquired 6,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $5.660) on Aug 26, 2015. Direct holding 49,453 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 13.81%.
Filing date: Aug 27, 2015. Record updated at 15:02:43.
 
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