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  Frequently Asked Questions.

How was started? 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 tell me?

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 their stock.

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 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 at.

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 transaction?

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 forever.

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 night?

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 transaction.

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 field, etc.

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.