presents "The Insiders Corner," from Michael Brush: “Six Months to Make a Mayor Pr

From: ECON Investor Relations
Published: Thu Jun 16 2005

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C, June 16, 2005 -, a global investor news and research suite of portals presents "The Insiders Corner", from Michael Brush: "Six Months to Make a Mayor Proud", a review of the performance of Mr. Brush’s reports over the past 6 months. Brush’s weekly feature for investors provides insight on tracking trends in insider trading among small and micro-cap stocks. "The Insiders Corner" is written by well-known financial journalist and author Michael Brush, who also writes a weekly market column for CNBC on MSN Money. Mr. Brush has covered business and investing for the New York Times, Money Magazine and the Economist Group. Mr. Brush is the author of Lessons From the Front Line, a book offering insights on investing and the markets based on the experiences of professional money managers.

Featured Insiders Corner:

Six Months to Make a Mayor Proud
By Michael Brush
June 15th, 2005

First Six Months Returns

I’m up 7.65% in the 35 stocks I’ve written about for Insider’s Corner since Dec. 15, 2004.

That’s better than most managed mutual funds in the same time frame.

It beats the NASDAQ by nine percentage points. And it’s 5.3 percentage points better than the S&P 500 index.

Of all the stocks I recommended, 65% are up, and 37% are up more than 10%.

Two were up more than 50%. They were Parker Drilling, an energy services company which was the very first stock in Insiders Corner; and DexCom, which develops diabetes test kits.

There were losers, too -- twelve of them -- and one surprising disaster, or Constar International. It’s a plastic container company that was supposed to do well because a heavy hitting insider with a good record had plowed millions of dollars into the stock. Instead, Constar got cut in half, but I think it’s a buy here – more on that in a moment.

Only seven of my picks lost more than 10%.

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"Corporate insiders, as we all know, offer excellent signals about where the stocks of their companies might be headed - through the open market purchase and sale of that stock. After all, they have front row seats. The research services tracking insider activity, however, typically focus on big companies only. This is because these research services want to land big clients who can only buy big stocks.

"That's where our weekly "The Insiders Corner" column comes in. It offers analysis of significant insider purchases at small-cap and micro-cap stocks. That means anything under $1 billion in market cap. But generally the companies will be much smaller than that.

"The insider signals at smaller companies like these can precede phenomenal gains in a stock, exactly because few investors are watching companies in this part of the market. These tiny companies, for example, typically don't have any Wall Street analyst coverage. So in many cases, the insider signal is one of the only ways that we - as outsiders - can get the message that good things are about to happen." - Visit each week for new updates

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