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  • bengrahamvalueinvestor bengrahamvalueinvestor May 12, 2005 10:10 PM Flag

    ASEI Roll-On

    I commissioned a study years back on insider transactons--bottom line--option related selling (which accounts for most of ASEI's insider transactions) have no direct relationship to stock or company performance.

    Keep in mind who the average insider is--ex military, very conservative.

    Selling will continue by insiders quarter to quarter in small quantities as they have been for the last year or so.

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    • Ben, I have read a couple studies which suggest that insider BUYING is much more indicative of a stock's direction than is selling. There are lots of reasons for selling - balancing portfolio, etc., but one good reason for buying!

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      • Of Course insider buying is excellent--it has a direct link to stock performance as does insider selling. OPTION RELATED (which is what 90% of the sales have been) has NO RELATIONSHIP to performance. These guys aren't rich--and its very rare that you see any insiders buy there stock when its 4 times the price it was 15 months ago. My point is it means nothing because the vast majority of sales were option related. Much of Fabiano's compensation is stock options. If ASEI does well--he will be rich.

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