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Directors Snaffling their Own Shares Isn't Always a Happy Sign. But in this Case it Might Be

By Malcolm Stacey | Tuesday 21 June 2022


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


Hello Share Twitchers. When a director buys shares in their own venture, the stock market publishes the fact. This can be an attempt by an outfit in trouble to wrongly reassure its investors and perhaps encourage them to buy more shares. Spoofs like this are sometimes exposed on this glittering website. I had a friend who once moaned after buying shares in a firm with a buying boss as on further reflection his small purchase exceeded the director’s. So be careful. But when the fundamentals show you a company is progressing, it’s a jolly good sign when a big cheese buys their own stock.

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