Q: I saw that some insiders at a company recently sold several million shares of its stock. When insiders sell so many shares, who are the buyers?
- F.A., Decatur, Ill.
A: Shares sold by insiders such as officers, directors or owners of a company are sold in the market, where for every seller there's usually a buyer. The catch: If there are many more shares for sale than there are interested buyers, the price will drop - until it reaches a point at which buyers will buy.