InsideBull.com was started with two purposes in mind. #1
was to develop a method of trading stocks that would
make it easy to find undervalued stocks. #2 was to share
this method with the masses.
How do I use the search function?
Find the ticker symbol for the company you want to
research and enter it into the search bar, then click
the search button.
What do the search results for a particular company
All the Insider Buys and Sells for the company from the
beginning of our archives are displayed. This can tell
you more than one insider is either buying or selling
Can I search by Insider to see what else the insider
is buying or selling?
Yes, just click on the insider's name that you are
interested in. The results will show all the insider buy
and sell transactions for that particular insider.
Can I search by company name?
No, you will need to use the ticker symbol for the stock
to search. The ticker symbols for the company you are
looking up can be commonly found on
www.finance.yahoo.com or other finance website.
What I am looking for when I
search for a particular company?
You are looking for trends in more than one insider
making buys in their own stock. Remember insiders buy
for only one reason, and that is to make a profit. As an
example, if XYZ company has three insiders making buys
in the last two days. This might mean that the insiders
know something we don't, or it could mean that the share
price has dropped to a point that they think the stock
price in undervalued. Either way, it more than likely
means the stock will go up from the point they bought
Do you want to buy a stock the insiders are buying
and the price is near the 52 week high?
The Insider Trading stock screener algorithm does shy
away from stocks that are near the 52 week high.
What does the Insider Trades
stock screener look at to decide if it should either
display a green or red light?
We have developed a proprietary algorithm that looks at
multiple factors to determine if it should display a
green or a red light.
Should I buy every stock that has a green light
displayed by the insider buy transaction?
No, You should evaluate every insider transaction that
has a green light very closely yourself. Research and do
a complete Due diligence on the stock before making a
purchase. Remember the stock screener is just looking
for stocks that meet certain numbers criteria's. It can
not review the headlines for the company to see the
latest news behind the company, as an example.
Should I buy any of the stocks that the stock
screener is displaying a red light for the insider buy
We don't recommend it, but research is the key. Remember
the stock screener is just looking for stocks that meet
certain numbers criteria's. There may be other factors
that could come into play which could cause the stock
price to climb. Remember insiders buy for only one
reason, to make a profit.\r\n For example, the insiders
that are buying may know of a new product that the
company is about to release to the public, which could
cause the price to climb.
What belief was our stock screener founded on?
A quote by the world renowned stock investor Peter
Lynch. Insiders might sell their shares for any number
of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think
the price will rise.
Why do I want to use the Insidebull Stock Screener?
Because we show you the insider stock trades, real-time
as they are reported. #2 because we screen each insider
stock buy transaction with our own proprietary stock
screener, that will either display a green or red light
for each buy transaction. These features give you a top
notch method of finding undervalued stocks.
How long to you archive insider buys and sells data?
We will continue to archive all insider buys and sells
How far back do your archives go?
Insidebull was launched on January 5, 2006 and data has
been collected from that date forward. Remember you
should only need the archives to find a trend of either
purchases or sells by an insider. Your most important
data will be the real-time buy transactions.
How many days of transactions do you archive?
A drop down menu of the last 50 days of insider buy
transactions is available on all pages. Any buy or sell
transactions older than that can be found by doing a
symbol search for the particular company.
What time does the insider buy transactions start
appearing in the morning and what time do they stop at
Insider stock transactions can be reported between 6
a.m. EST. and 10 p.m EST. It is all up to the insider at
what time of the day they report the transaction. Note:
The Federal ruling states the insider must report the
insider transaction within 2 business days of the actual
Is insider trading illegal?
No. Executives, Directors and other
insiders can legally buy and sell shares of their
own company's stock as long as they do so without
benefit of material non-public information. Illegal
insider trading is the buying or selling of a stock
insiders who possess material that is still not
public. To ensure that the they comply with this
rule, insiders must report all transactions
involving their own company's stock to the
Securities and Exchange Commission within two
business days. Insidebull gets this information
real-time from the SEC, screens each transaction,
and displays the transaction for you.
How accurate is your data?
The vast majority of transactions
that are submitted to the SEC and then posted by
Insiderbull are accurate, however a small percentage
of transactions are submitted with errors. The most
typical errors are: Incorrectly reported share
price, Incorrectly reported company ticker symbol,
Submitting a transaction twice to the SEC, Reporting
the total transaction value in the share price
What is the definition of an insider?
The SEC considers insiders to be company directors,
officials or any individual with a stake of 10% or more
in the company.
What does Av./Share mean?
t means the average price per share the insider paid for
the stock. The reason we average the price is because
some times there is more than one buy or sell on each
transaction that is reported. As an example, an insider
may buy 100 share at $10.30, 200 shares at 10.40 and 300
shares at $10.34 all in the same day. He may then report
all three buys on one report.
Can I rearrange the transactions for the day to view
the most significant ones?
Sure, just click the "Total Amount" link at the top of
the column, it will rearrange them for you.
Why do I not see any transactions for stocks that are
less than $1.00?
Because, these stock transactions are weeded out. These
stocks are considered penny stocks, which we do not
recommend you trade. Penny stocks are to volatile and
manipulated. We also recommend you to do not trade over
the counter bulletin board stocks (.ob) for the same
reasons. We try to weed out all .ob insider transactions
but some make through our screening guidelines, since
there is no sure fire method to eliminate them.