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I'm going to give this another try...after typing this whole thing and going to Yahoo Finance the first time, my entire respose disappeared!! So here we go again...

where would i look to find out if insiders are selling their shares, and if they are, why they are selling? after you mentioned that, it made a lot of sense to me to look for that when researching stocks...

I have no interest in the stock I used and never heard of it. I just typed in "A-B-C" in Yahoo! Finance and that's what I'm using. If you type in any ticker symbol on Yahoo! Finance, if you look down the left side of the page, you'll see the heading "Ownership". Under that, you'll see "Insider Transactions"...

Some officers sell at a regular intravel, some sell because they need cash (to by that summer house now that real estate is down for example), others have options where they're worth it to the holder to sell them at that moment.

If the company is not doing well AND the CEO is selling like mad, it's a red may even be illegal. It's just something to consider before buying. The flip side of that is officers buying shares because they think the shares are cheap at this level.


P.S. God I hope this shorter message gets through this time!!!
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