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Insiders Are Buying MINT Income Fund
Posted by: Markus Aarnio (IP Logged)
Date: August 21, 2013 09:28AM

The PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF (PCEF) is currently down 0.75% year to date.

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In this article, I will feature one closed-end fund that has seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days. Intensive insider buying can be defined by the following three criteria:
  1. The stock is purchased by three or more insiders within one month.
  2. The stock is sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.
  3. At least two purchasers increase their holdings by more than 10%.
MINT Income Fund (MID-UN.TO) is a closed-end investment trust. The fund's investment objectives are to produce a high level of sustainable income and to minimize the risk of investing in high income securities on a cost effective basis. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of securities consisting primarily of high yielding equity securities of issuers operating in various industries and geographic regions. It invests in sectors, such as energy, real estate, corporate debt, metals and mining, materials, consumer discretionary, industrials, utilities, health care and embedded broker commissions. Middlefield Limited is the trustee and manager of the fund. Middlefield Capital Corporation is the adviser to the fund.

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Insider Buying by Insider (Last 30 Days)
  • Jeremy Brasseur purchased 9,600 shares on August 14-15 and currently holds 9,600 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Jeremy Brasseur is an insider of the company.
  • Robert Lauzon purchased 1,000 shares on August 13 pursuant to a public offering. Robert Lauzon currently holds 1,000 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Robert Lauzon is Chairman of the Board, President of Middlefield Fund Management Limited.
  • Dean Orrico purchased 12,118 shares on August 12-13 and currently controls 39,434 shares or 0.3% of the company. Dean Orrico serves as a director.
Insider Buying by Calendar Month

Here is a table of MINT Income Fund's insider-trading activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
August 201322,7180
July 201300
June 201310,2000
May 20137,9000
April 20135,6000
March 201311,3000
There have been 57,718 shares purchased and there have been zero shares sold by the insiders since March 2013.

Top 10 Holdings

MINT Income Fund's top 10 holdings as of June 30 were:

1. Magna International (MGA)

2. Peyto Exploration & Development (PEYUF.PK)

3. Perpetual Energy (PMGYF.PK) 8.75% due March 15, 2018

4. Trilogy Energy (TETZF.PK)

5. ARC Resources (AETUF.PK)

6. Canexus (CXUSF.PK)

7. Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation (LIFZF.PK)

8. ADT Corporation (ADT)

9. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

10. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) (DD)

Peyto Exploration & Development, JPMorgan and DuPont have seen insider selling during the past 30 days. Perpetual Energy, Canexus and ADT Corporation have seen insider buying during the past 30 days. ARC Resources has seen both insider buying and selling during the past 30 days.


There have been three different insiders buying MINT Income Fund and there have not been any insiders selling MINT Income Fund during the past 30 days. All three of these insiders increased their holdings by more than 10%. MINT Income Fund has a dividend yield of 7.2%. As of Aug. 15 MINT Income Fund had a net asset value of $9.83 per share. The stock is currently trading at $10, which could be a good entry point for the stock.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned

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