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That translates to a 6. Other academic performance points to better excess returns for director dealings in smaller companies. Never mind the theory — what about those who are active in the market? Investors should take notice of director holdings and recent transactions, according to private investor Lord Lee of Trafford. They are not taking risks, or betting the family silver on reckless pursuits. Directors have to report to the stockmarket every time they buy or sell shares in their employer.

The announcements usually contain the following information:. Unfortunately very few announcement give a reason why a director is buying or selling. You may occasionally get a line that says 'to diversify portfolio' or something about settling a tax bill.

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They will rarely comment on whether they see the shares as being cheap, hence why they are buying, or selling because they look expensive. This article is provided by Shares Magazine. Shares publishes information and ideas which are of interest to investors.

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