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The Idea Farm Weekly - Cultivating New Investment Ideas
 

Mebane Faber
A quick housekeeping note before today's issue.  I don’t pretend to consume information the same way my readers do (I still don’t have a Kindle or iPad, though probably should).  I was chatting with a reader over breakfast and this question came up, so I thought I would ask you directly how you would prefer to receive The Idea Farm content?  There is only one question so please click here - should only take 5 seconds!  Now, back to the research... 

Insider Monkey is a website that is all about tracking insiders and hedge funds.  While there is a ton of free content, Ian and Meena have launched a premium product that tracks a handful of these funds, and focuses specifically on a small cap stock portfolio.  

Below is a table from the Baupost section before the download:
 
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Download the content here:

Hedge Fund Alpha

Website

http://www.insidermonkey.com

Contact 

For your inquiries please click here to access our contact us form, or send an email to meena@insidermonkey.com

About

It's a well known fact that insiders profit from their transactions. More than 59,000 different insiders made public filings with the SEC in 2009. The year before that, more than 65,000 did. Blindly imitating all of these insiders won't yield much. Monkeying only the top insiders, the ones who have the best track record, is a different story. Insider Monkey uses a hybrid evaluation system that exploits insider transactions and other market anomalies to reduce the number of insiders who are worthy enough to monkey. Insider Monkey also provides high quality evidence based articles to inform individual investors about the intricacies of investing.

Ian Dogan

Insider Monkey's hybrid evaluation system was created in 2003 by Dr. Ian Dogan. Dr. Dogan has a Ph.D. in financial economics with a specialization in insider trading. Dr. Dogan has provided consulting services to institutional investors and hedge funds and managed a $200+ million fund using a strategy he developed utilizing insider transactions. Dr. Dogan recently authored the insider trading chapter of soon to be published "The Handbook of Investment Anomalies" by Zacks Investment Research. Insider Monkey will serve the outcome of the methodologies developed by Dr. Dogan to ordinary investors who don't have access to academic quality research and tools to shape their investments.

Meena Krishnamsetty

Ms. Krishnamsetty is the Editor of Insider Monkey. Prior to creating Insider Monkey with Dr. Dogan, Ms. Krishnamsetty was Associate Producer at Bloomberg Television. Prior to that, Ms. Krishnamsetty was on the afternoon news team at CNBC. Additionally, Ms. Krishnamsetty reported for NPR and worked as a risk management consultant at Marsh & McLennan. Ms. Krishnamsetty has a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

 

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