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The WhaleWisdom Weekly Sell vs Buy Ratio has shown historically low -- bullish -- readings for two weeks in a row. For the week ending March 16, 2020, the indicator was 0.27 -- the most bullish weekly reading since Nov. 24, 2008's weekly reading of 0.25. That insider sell vs buy ratio during the financial crisis was...
Michael Burry's Scion Management averaged down on the fund's position in Tailored Brands (TLRD), buying 402,900 shares of the distressed retailer in the days leading up to March 16. Scion now owns 7.2% of the company. TLRD closed at $1.29 on March 20, down 69% year-to date. But while Scion's small cap investments have taken a...
To say that March of 2020 in the REIT sector has been ugly does a disservice to the word. The average month-to-date loss for the top ten stocks in the retail REIT sector was 46.82% through the 19th. The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing most Americans to hunker down in their homes, leaving mall stores with minimal traffic...
The stock market crash over the last week is drawing comparisons to the mother of all bad markets -- October of 2008. There are many similarities, including this one: Bank insiders bought heavily into weakness back then, and they're beginning to buy heavily now. We've just witnessed the biggest oil-price plunge since 1991, an...
There is an old saying -- in reality a curse -- supposedly of Chinese origin: May you live in interesting times. Well the last three weeks have been extraordinarily interesting. Amidst the backdrop of an expanding global pandemic, and an oil price war, the S&P 500 yesterday fell into bear market territory with a 20% drop from...
The emerging Coronavirus pandemic has blindsided a bubbly stock market with sudden, unprecedented uncertainty. But uncertainty breeds opportunity. As volatility rocks the markets, watch for high conviction buying by corporate insiders to signal value in individual stocks. As I wrote Monday, aggregate insider buying had yet to reach extreme levels associated with major...
As we've previously written, when insiders as a group buy en masse, it has historically signaled that stocks were broadly undervalued and a market bottom was at hand. As of Friday's close, the WhaleWisdom Insider Sell vs Buy Ratio for the week of Feb. 24 was 1.42. This ratio reflected 467 selling transactions by officers and directors...
High yielding stocks offer potential for double-barreled returns – big dividend payments and price appreciation. However, many stocks with large dividend yields are "accidental high yielders." These are stocks where some fundamental problem -- an earnings shortfall, for instance -- has put pressure on the stock price. But the dividend remains unchanged. Of course, the question then is: Will...
What do Abdiel Capital, Citadel Advisers, Dragoneer Investment Group, Melvin Capital, Point 72 Asset Management, Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital have in common? Aside from being among the world's leading hedge funds, Bill.com 13F holdings reveal all the above bought shares of Bill.Com (BILL) in Q4 of 2019. It was a good move....
Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management released its 13F showing the hedge fund's holdings at year end. Gamestop Corp (GME) remained the fund's top holding, though Scion's Q4 2019 13F showed Burry had reduced his GME position by 21% during the quarter. Maxar Technologies Ltd (MAXR), a new position, was Scion's #4 holding. Here is...