Insiders Put the Petal to the Metal as Animal Spirits Show Signs of Life

Animal spirits are picking up.  This is the most buying we've seen since the market sell-off last December. One thing for sure, Insiders buy stocks when they think they are cheap.  Highlights are:…


It's Getting Interesting- Insider Buying Picks Up Week Ending 8-9-19

After weeks of dull action, insider buying has finally picked up. Part of it is the end of 2nd Quarter earnings blackout and part of it is the market sell-off.  The highlights: Charlie Egren, the…


Stock Market gets Clobbered - 4 Insiders buy over $6 million of Pharma Giant AbbVie $ABBV

Another dull week for insider buying but not the market. Markets have the worst week of the year.  This hardly comes as a surprise as insiders are an endangered species, the lowest ratio of buying on…


Are You Aggressive or Conservative? Better Check Your Beta..

By: Harvey Sax   A lot of that depends on the beta of your portfolio.  But before we get into all of that, let’s go over just what beta is. Stock Beta is a ratio that indicates how a stock…


Thinking About Retirement? Forget 401Ks, Graffiti Pays... A Lot.

Ok, so maybe picking up a can of spray paint isn't the best retirement option for everyone, but it certainly worked out for David Choe.  Back in 2005 and under the direction of Napster kingpin Sean…


12 Rules Stockpickers Live By

The Magellan Fund has never been as strong and consistent a performer after Peter Lynch left the helm.  There are many postulates as to why this is the case.  I am going to introduce a new one.  Few…


Differentiating Between An Irrational Market Or Strong Bull Market Trend?

Guest post by: Kirk Differentiating Between An Irrational Market Or Strong Bull Market Trend? These past two weeks have been tough as an options trader. Differentiating between trading an a possibly…


More than a coffee shop? Starbucks to offer beer, wine in select locations

In the search for increasing profits a number of fast food restaurants venturing away from their tried and true business models and testing the uncharted waters of breakfast; Subway, Wendy's Co. and…


Before you jump in up to your head, you better read this first.

  Stocks May Fall Further Despite Massive Sell-Off - Barrons.com Blood Not Yet Running in the Streets By MARK HULBERT | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR Despite the market's steep plunge, investors are…