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New Features We Added to GuruFocus Recently

October 18, 2011 | About:

At GuruFocus, we are continuously improving the features we have and developing new features. As a subscriber, you just need to let us know what you want, and we will deliver it to you. This is a summary of the features we recently added.

1. Insider Trends Are Added to Insider Trades Page

As we reported before, the aggregated insider trading activities can serve as a very good indicator for market predictions. This was proved true again in the last market crash from the fall of 2008 to the spring of 2009, when the ratio of insider buying over insider selling jumped dramatically from the regular levels. For details, please see the chart below. The ratio and the corresponding market ETF (SPY) is drawn to show the correlations. Clearly, extremely active insider buying was observed from the fall of 2008 to the spring of 2009. Lately we observe this activity increasing again as the market declined.


2. Insider Trend at Different Sectors Added

In the new “Insider Trend” page, we display the trends of insider trades activities across different industries. The sectors with the most active insider buying activities over the past 30 days are displayed first.

Therefore, you can check out not only the overall insider trading trend, but also the trend in different sectors.

3. Drill Down Into Different Sectors/Industries for Insider Trades

Now that you know which sectors/industries are most active with insider buys, you may want to check out the details. The Industry and Market Cap jump menus we just added allow you to check out what stocks are bought or sold within the industry. These jump menus are also available for the CEO Buys and CFO Buys pages. Whenever you make changes to the selections of sector/industry, market cap, or the positions of the insider, the corresponding trend charts are displayed.

4. Visualized Insider Trading History

By clicking on any lines of the insider trades page, a visualized insider trading history is displayed. For example, clicking on the line on LGL, the area below the row expands, and a chart like below is displayed.


This chart shows how insiders act with regard to stock prices. Some insiders are certainly smarter than others when it comes to buying their own company stocks. By looking at the insider buying history, and checking the record of each insider’s trades, it can give us a better idea whether the insider trades under study are important or not.

5. GuruFocus Valuation Charts Now Support iPad/iPhone

GuruFocus Valuation Chart displays the price history of WalMart relative to its historical valuation bands. Valuation bands displayed:

a. P/E band

b. P/S Band

c. P/B Band

The bands are drawn based on historical low and high values of the valuations ratios. In the case of WMT, if the 10-year historical low P/E is 10.8, and the 10-year historical high is 42.2, we draw two lines. One for P/E=10.8, the other for P/E=42.2. Because earnings have been growing for WMT, the lines move up vs. time.

Similar bands are drawn for P/S and P/B. The earnings, sales and book values represent trailing-twelve-month data.

Each item in the legend of the charts is clickable. Clicking them will hide and display the corresponding lines in the chart.

6. GuruFocus Financial Charts Now Support iPad/iPhone

Now the financial charts are available on iPad and iPhone. They also work on other tablet computers. For systems that support Flash, the charts will be in flash format. Otherwise, the charts automatically switch to Javascript format, which will render on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products.

Ever since we started in 2004, we have been creating new features all throughout these years. These are just some of the features we added lately. Earlier features are described in “What Is in the GuruFocus Premium Membership?” Our Premium features are now being used by thousands of analysts from mutual funds and hedge funds. Some of the Gurus we track, including Mohnish Pabrai, Jeff Auxier, Francis Chou are our subscribers themselves.

Although we keep adding features, the premium membership is still at $249 a year. If you are not a premium member, we invite you for a 7-day Free Trial.

About the author:

Charlie Tian, Ph.D. - Founder of GuruFocus. You can now order his book Invest Like a Guru on Amazon.

Rating: 2.9/5 (65 votes)


Paulwitt - 6 years ago    Report SPAM
Thanks gurufocus for adding the sector "insider buying" charts. This information is actionable. Can't get a better compliment than that!

Paulwitt - 6 years ago    Report SPAM
The valuation bands are neat too. I checked P/B for BRK and the stock busted through the bottom range!

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