Insiders are Selling as Doubts Grow

Data from TrimTabs Investment Research shows that corporate insiders have sold an average of $600 million of stock per day in August “as doubts grow about the sustainability of the longest bull market in American history.” This according to a recent CNN article. “August is on track to be the fifth month of the year in which insider selling tops $10 billion,” the article reports, adding that the only other time this happened was in… Read More

Spinoffs, Buybacks, and Splits — Oh My!

Spinoffs, share buybacks, stock splits, insider purchases — investors’ ears often perk up at the mention of these corporate moves. But are they really reliable stock indicators? In a recent piece for The Wall Street Journal, Liam Pleven and Joe Light take a look. While a good deal of research shows that companies that engage in these actions can outperform the market, Pleven and Light also advise caution. “Investors can’t know all the considerations and… Read More