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Insider Monkey by Ian Dogan

Price: $449/year

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Insider Monkey offers two newsletters that track the trades of hedge funds and insiders. You can get them both for $469/year or purchase them individually.

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.

Hedge Fund Alpha – Quarterly Newsletter

This is the newsletter to subscribe to if you are only interested in our famous small-cap hedge fund strategy. This strategy’s picks returned 28.2% in 2014 vs. 13.5% for S&P 500 ETF (SPY). They also returned 53.2% in 2013 vs. 32.3% for SPY. Since its inception at the end of August 2012, our small-cap strategy returned 125.4% vs. 53.3% for SPY (as of 1/2/2015).

This newsletter also covers the best stock picks of 20 billionaire hedge fund managers as well as various reports analyzing the latest 13F filings.

Monthly Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter focuses on a single hedge fund and analyzes its historical 13F filings to determine the best way to imitate that hedge fund. Why pay a hedge fund manager an arm and a leg when you can generate better returns by imitating his best picks (and avoiding his mediocre picks)! If you are planning to invest in a hedge fund, please get in touch with us and we may be able to cover that hedge fund in the coming issue of our monthly newsletter.

The newsletter also contains interviews and stock pitches from hedge fund managers. You will be addicted!

Conclusion Rating
Quality research, strong performance
4 stars

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5 Comments

  • Dan says:
    1 stars

    Hey,

    I was a subscriber of this newsletter … It was unfortunately a complete bomb and is now not on their site anymore.

    They simply had good performance because the market was going up and they chose riskier investments.

    Such a fail!

  • Cindy saterfeld says:
    1 stars

    This newsletter KILLED my net worth. Do not subscribe. Read how Bill Ackerman has done lately which is only half as bad as you will do following advice of insider monkey

  • Mahesh Dongre says:

    This stock newsletter is utter nonsense. Save your $450 by NOT subscribing to this newsletter. You could do a lot better by doing your own research. This newsletter is COMPLETE failure.

  • John says:

    InsiderMonkey sells snake oil. DO NOT BUY INTO IT. DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR CRIMINAL ADVERTISING. THEY WILL TELL YOU THIS HEDGE FUND MANAGER “CASTOR” IS GENIUS STOCK PICKER BUT LET ME TELL YOU THAT HIS STOCK PICKS DO NOT PAN OUT MOST OF THE TIME. INSIDERMONKEY WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY BAD STOCKS HE PICKS BUT WILL ONLY TELL THAT HE HAD TRRIFIC GAIN IN 2013. THEY WILL RECOMMEND A LOT OF STOCKS TO HEDGE BUT IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THEIR STOCKS THEN ESSENTIALLY THEY ARE ARE ASKING YOU CREATE A FUND. YOU DONT NEED TO DO THAT. YOU CAN BUY VERY HIGH QUALITY HEALTHCARE MUTUAL FUND FROM T ROW PRICE, FIDELTY & VANGUARD.
    INSIDERMONKEY IS A PIECE OF ****. DONT BUY DONT BUY DONT BUY INSIDER MONKEY SUBSCRIPTION!

  • Mark says:
    1 stars

    They got lucky pre-2013 and since then have been a giant loser. Lost 40% before I finally threw in the towel and was done with the nonsense. Try and find their returns for all of 2015 or 2016 on their site. Non-existent and that speaks for itself!

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