Ted Dixon is the co-founder and CEO of INK Research. INK stands for Insider News and Knowledge and is North America’s first online financial news and research service. It provides investor insight into what public company executives and significant shareholders are doing with their ownership interests. In this interview, Ted shares regarding what investors need to know about insider buying and selling and how to determine if insider buying should be considered a buy signal for a certain stock. Ted also discusses what current insider buying is indicating about sentiment towards the junior resource sector.
INK Research provides a free source of insider trading alerts and reports across both the U.S. and Canadian stock markets. Free INK services are found on CanadianInsider.com and InsiderTracking.com. Ted Dixon has also lectured in corporate finance at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Before starting INK, he worked at the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group where his responsibilities included portfolio strategy and product development. He has also been an analyst at the Fraser Institute and a treasury specialist at TD Bank. In the early days, he was a floor trader on the Vancouver Stock Exchange. Ted is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of CFA Vancouver (formerly The Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts). He holds an MBA in financial management from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
1:54 Ted’s background and the founding of INK Research
4:10 What is an insider and what legal documents must they file?
8:05 How do you determine the significance of a specific insider share purchase?
14:17 Investors must contextualization insider purchases by high-net worth individuals
19:50 When does share price appreciation usually occur after major insider purchases?
21:18 Insider buying in a private placement
22:31 What should investors want to see insiders doing with their options?
26:08 What current insider buying is saying about the junior resource sector
29:07 Who can benefit from INK Research’s subscription services?
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