Insider Trading 07 November 2014: Bill Gates Continues to Sell Microsoft

November 10th, 2014
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by Asif Suria

Insider buying increased last week with insiders buying $90.85 million of stock compared to $63.4 million in the week prior. Selling also increased significantly with insiders selling $2.18 billion of stock last week compared to $1.51 billion in the week prior.

Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week edged up a little to 23.95. In other words, insiders sold almost 24 times as much stock as they purchased.The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 23.88.

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The Week Ahead: Too Late for the Rally?

November 9th, 2014
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by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

The calendar is dealing us a light week for economic news and data. This usually opens the field for Pundits on Parade!

With markets at fresh highs and the calendar winding down, I expect this question:

Is it too late to join the stock market rally?


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Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 07 November 2014

November 8th, 2014
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Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.

Click on graphic for larger image and go to Trefis interactive page.

Click "Read more..." to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified.

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Hedging with Options Continued

November 8th, 2014
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Online Trading Academy Article of the Week

by Russ Allen, Online Trading Academy Instructor

In the last two articles, which you can read here and here, I've been discussing using options as a hedging, or risk-reducing device. First, I discussed using put options as a hedge against a stock position. Then last week, we looked at how an options market maker hedges his positions, which is sort of the same thing in reverse. Today we'll look at other variations of options as hedges.

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November 8th, 2014
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U.S. stocks rise on Fed implications from soft jobs data; Dow up 0.11%

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U.S. stocks rose on Friday after a soft October jobs report left many concluding the Federal Reserve might hold off on raising interest rates until later in 2015 than, leaving borrowing costs low while the economy continues to grow.

At the close of U.S. trading, the Dow 30 rose 0.11%, the S&P 500index rose 0.03%, while the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.13%.

The CBOE Volatility Index index, which measures the outlook for market volatility, was down 3.80% at 13.15.

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