Jonathan Moreland has an interesting perspective on insider selling over at RealMoney.com:

Records may be made to be broken, but the fact that the Insider Insights’ four-week rolling average market indicator continues to collapse shouldn’t help momentum investors sleep well at night. This is uncharted territory for these indicators, and I’ve once again had to reformat the scale of this chart to accommodate the plunge.

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Moreland says this is “untested territory,” and at negative 270%, insider selling is “twice as bad as the worst level I’d seen since 1995.”

We’ve discussed this in the past, and its a tough indicator to use with much precision as a timing factor.

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