An Insider Track to Trading

Like playing the piano or hitting a curve ball, I never learned to create stock-trading programs. But I have no regrets about it. I love to sit down and play with market-based ideas and concepts. While I have friends who can crunch 20 years of data in R in a flash, I must run it all though a good old Excel spreadsheet. Using my laborious method, I recently tested some ideas related to insider buying -- which Jon Moreland's databases at InsiderInsights made easy, even for me.

I had been playing around for a few weeks with a simple idea, which is this: Because the CEO and CFO of a corporation know more about its condition and plans than anyone else, when they buy a large amount of company stock, it is likely to be a significant event....496 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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