If MSFT is such a value stock why is Gates selling millions and millions of shares, about every other month. One month he sold 20 million shares. The answer isn't because he wants to diversify, because he has been doing this for years. He should already be diversified. About 3 or 4 years ago a widow wanted my opinion about putting a portion of her wealth into MSFT stock. My comment to her then was, why would you want to buy a stock where the #1 guy is continually selling tons of it. The stock was around $27/sh then. It was good advice then and it continues to be good advice.