marpal: Multiply each of those share purchases by 32 to get the equivalent number of GWG shares each total represents and they don't look as insignificant in a GWG context.  I would be encouraged if members of mgmt were BUYING in the open market even some 16,000 to 99,000 shares each.  The thing is, they don't even do that!  Why should they when they are given huge numbers of free shares or low-ball warrants, all at shareholders expense.   Perception is reality, something lost on GWM.  I own the shares and will add if we drop another penny.  But that doesn't mean I have the naive and dangerous "GWM can do no wrong" mindset of waters.