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Company Insiders Are Dumping Shares! Or Are They?
Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/16/2013 | MARK HULBERT

Posted on 03/16/2013 10:50:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 03/16/2013 11:29:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Scary reports suggest that corporate insiders are betting heavily on an imminent stock-market decline.

But a closer look at the data shows that insiders aren't nearly as bearish as they might appear. They might even be bullish.

Insiders—officers, directors and the largest shareholders—presumably know more about their companies' prospects than do the rest of us. So it would be a very bad omen indeed if a large number of insiders from many different companies were aggressively selling their companies' shares.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: insiders; stockmarket

1 posted on 03/16/2013 10:50:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It makes sense. Especially if you got the stock at the height of Obama’s incompetency (around 8,000 or lower)....

The Fed, or the Treasury, or whoever is doing, still doing it to the tune of buying up a couple plus billion dollars a day on the market won’t do this for much longer. Whether they gave or loaned forever the money to banks and brokerages, the net effect is the same - they are, have been playing with OPM (other peoples’ money).

They see the writing on the wall and are dumping at the optimum payout because this tripe about a 20,000 market won’t happen under this President.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 10:56:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Mark Hulbert seems always to find a silver lining in everything .... not exactly a Permabull, but sorta-bullish all the time. Come to think of it, if he were in fact a sincere and convicted bear, would he even be writing about financials — or about gardening your own veggies?


4 posted on 03/16/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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They see the writing on the wall and are dumping at the optimum payout because this tripe about a 20,000 market won’t happen under this President.

Tsk, tsk. Such a pessimist. But look, under the glorious leadership of Robert Mugabe, the Salisbury (Zim) exchange gained over 15,000% in a single year!! (In a year when inflation = 100,000% ....)

5 posted on 03/16/2013 11:02:29 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SeekAndFind

“Some scary reports suggest the Titanic is going to sink, and people are running for the life boats, but if you look really closely, some people are still at their tables, drinking champagne.”


6 posted on 03/16/2013 11:15:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Gaffer

Forever money... like that. Sort of like the “forever” stamps as the post office. Which, if you find some from 2008, try using and get the 3rd degree.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I agree and understand. But you must concede world economics and currency weren’t based on the Zimbabwe coin of the realm, either.

Pumping approximately $80 billion of trumped up dollar scrip into the market does not make our foreign creditors feel at ease. This cannot hold. My guess is that Obama and company are in a ‘go-for-broke’ mad rush to 2014 and taking back the House of Representatives, after which they will spend a maddening two years of the most unprecedented, unmitigated, punitive socialist financial and social actions that will make this country shudder. He does not care about anything else. He’ll take what he needs to satisfy foreign creditors and quell their unease. Count on it.


8 posted on 03/16/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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That $80+ billion is PER MONTH!


9 posted on 03/16/2013 11:35:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
Translation for the layman: Keep buying shares, stupid, so those of us in the know can make enormous profits as you buy, then enormous profits again as we step back in a clean up move after the market collapses while YOU, the stupid small investor, panics and sells low and is left holding the bag.
10 posted on 03/16/2013 1:55:51 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
We can see by this article that this is the best of all times to buy, buy, buy or sell, sell, sell, We need to jump in with both feet or stand on the sidelines.

It says right here that companies can often make money in hard times if fixed costs are minimal and you can fire people in numbers as large as needed to score a profit.

The future looks tough when the MSM is saying how great things look when the job universe is millions smaller today than yesterday and climbing or falling depending on the adjusted numbers published today.

If anyone thinks the future looks good when the likes of Obama, Reid and Boehner are our fearless leaders, I have vacation land on Europa I'm willing to let go ast a reasonable price.

11 posted on 03/16/2013 2:29:28 PM PDT by stevem
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