Formerly Bullish Analysts Say Stocks Are Far Overvalued

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by ByLoSellHi, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. - Stock prices are not such bargains anymore. And corporate insiders, including executives and board members, are starting to sell, suggesting that some of the smarter money is heading for the door.

    “The people who know are getting out early,” said Art Cashin, the director of floor operations at UBS, who said his “gut feeling” about the markets prompted him to sell some stocks last week. “This rally’s a little long in the tooth.”

    On Friday, the research firm TrimTabs reported that insider selling had grown to $6.1 billion in the month of August through last Thursday, its highest levels since May 2008 — when the Dow Jones industrial average was floating above 12,000, compared with just over 9,500 at Friday’s close.

    The ratio of insider selling to insider buying also soared in August, to about 30 to one, its highest levels since the firm started keeping numbers in 2004.

    “You have a classic case of greed stampeding investors into believing that nirvana is at hand,” said Charles Biderman, chief executive of TrimTabs. “We just don’t see how the market’s going to last.”





    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/31/business/31markets.html?ref=business
     
  2. Kubinec

    Kubinec

  3. Isn't it natural to think that stocks are overvalued after a GIGANTIC rally? Of course the bargains in the stock market aren't there anymore, they have all made HUGE GAINS!