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Insiders are selling at an alarming pace, writes Mark Hulbert, noting the Vickers insider...

Insiders are selling at an alarming pace, writes Mark Hulbert, noting the Vickers insider sell-to-buy ratio has jumped to 9.2:1, the highest level since right before summer 2011's big selloff. The ratio was high in December as well, but this could have had to do with upcoming higher taxes. What's the excuse now?
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  • MStapp
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    What's a QQQ Insider?
    6 Feb 2013, 08:28 AM Reply Like
  • uli35
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    same goes for SPY insider??
    6 Feb 2013, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • willism98026
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    Perhaps they know a house-of-cards when they see one and have good reason to believe this one's about to collapse?
    6 Feb 2013, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • scoobicks
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    QQQ insiders are the people that wipe off the screens and mop the floors overnight, they are considered high - tech. SPY insiders are street people that look for loose change in the chair cushions, they are considered currency experts.
    6 Feb 2013, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • Allan Harris
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    The rally up from around last Thanksgiving is looking long in the tooth. Nonetheless, the trend is still up, insider selling or not. When the trend turns down, the payoff will be new and potential robust trend lower:

     

    http://bit.ly/11LQYt9
    6 Feb 2013, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • unclej0
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    I think the political and economic uncertainty has reached a high pitch. Those who can afford to disinvest may well opt to do so.

     

    However, it is hard to read the tea leaves. The inmates, after all, are still running the asylum.
    6 Feb 2013, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • mswyman
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    Perhaps they've been looking at the steadily increasing valuations of stock prices, and the steadily decreasing rate of earnings? It's enough to make anyone bale. Out of the indexes and into selective stocks -- and cash.
    7 Feb 2013, 01:19 AM Reply Like
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