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Computerized Investing > October 22, 2011 September 17, 2011

J3 Information Services Group

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by CI Staff

The J3 Information Services Group website is designed to track and report timely information regarding insider activity on over 10,000 companies. The website pulls its data directly from the SEC and has functions in place that check for data accuracy and anomalies before figures are posted. The data is pulled and posted with a three- to five-minute delay.

Insiders are defined as company officers, directors and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company’s equity securities. Investors believe that insider buying tends to be a good sign for a firm. It suggests that people with knowledge of a firm’s inner workings believe its stock is too cheap, or that the company’s outlook is better than perceived by the general investment community. The J3 Information Services Group website also provides institutional ownership data by sector and market capitalization. Often there is a correlation between large institutional buying and selling and a stock’s prices.

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