We, at Insider Monkey, track what hedge funds and insiders are buying and selling. The data on our website isn’t behind a paywall. You can use our insider trading data screener to look for stocks with insider activity in real-time. Soon you will be able to save your search criteria and get alerts delivered to your inbox. There are hundreds of errors in the original 13F filings. Our team combs through these filings and fix most of these errors. We share hedge fund holdings data on our site without charging a dime too. If you are a Do-It-Yourself investor, you can try to uncover great investment ideas by using our website. However, if you don’t want to do everything yourself, we developed an investment strategy that has been outperforming the index funds by a mile.
Our small-cap hedge fund strategy outperformed the S&P 500 Index by an average of 18 percentage points per year inour back-tests covering a 10 year period (see the details here). We launched a newsletter at the end of August 2012 and have been forward-testing this strategy for the past 17.5 months. During this 17.5 month period our strategy’s stock picks returned a cumulative 76.3%. S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gained only 34.7% during the same period. Our strategy is a low frequency strategy and we buy and sell stocks only once a quarter. If you want to see a sample of our stock picks, please visit this page. A large number of those stocks are still in our portfolio.
Today we released the list of our new stock picks. If you are one of our premium members, please check your inbox. If you aren’t one of our premium members, you can subscribe today. S&P 500 ETF (SPY) lost 0.4% so far in 2014. We weren’t killing it this year but our stock picks still managed to stay in the positive territory, returning 0.4%. If you are subscribed to our monthly newsletter, the picture is much different for you. We recommended Furiex Pharma (FURX) on December 15th and that stock delivered a nearly 150% return since then. We also recommended a second stock in our January newsletter (we don’t want to reveal its name yet) and that stock returned 12%. We recommended a third stock in the February issue of our monthly newsletter and it is down 1%. It isn’t too late to buy this stock.
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