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While I don't generally get worked up about a specific exec's actions with his/her shares, I think Seth latched onto one aspect of a poorly written article and passed up on the greater point.

I think it was Stalin that said something like the death of one is a tragedy, the death of millions is just a statistic. Seth got hyped up over a poorly researched and potentially misleading attack on Fossil's CEO. And from his evidence, rightly so.

However, the point remains, insider selling has ramped up significantly on a broad scale in the past couple months (Kartstois isn't the only guy driving the stats provided) and insider buying was going crazy in March (the bottom of the far). There is some research I could do to try to match up the purchases and the sells, but it isn't really worth my time.

I may be succumbing to confirmation bias, but I don't think it is going that far out on a limb to say that insiders might be selling because the economic fundamentals don't support a continued climb in the stock market (what the article was actually about, not the character assasination of HG CEOs).
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