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Strong Insider Buying Reported in VDE Holdings

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE ) shows an impressive 29.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

ConocoPhillips (Symbol: COP), which makes up 4.47% of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE ), has seen 2 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $186,142,520 worth of COP, making it the #4 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at COP:

COP - last trade: $47.86 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/19/2015 Charles E. Bunch Director 1,000 $65.19 $65,190
08/14/2015 Ellen Desanctis Vice President 7,000 $49.91 $349,370
VDE

GTE - last trade: $2.26 - Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
06/15/2015 Alan Martin Johnson VP, Asset Management 26,400 $3.06 $80,670
06/09/2015 Peter James Dey Director 20,000 $2.94 $58,824
06/10/2015 Ronald Royal Director 88,000 $3.09 $272,246
06/24/2015 Brooke N. Wade Director 100,000 $2.91 $291,480
08/06/2015 Ryan Ellson CFO 50,000 $2.20 $110,170
08/06/2015 Gary Guidry President and CEO 100,000 $2.19 $218,570
08/10/2015 Lawrence West VP, Exploration 17,000 $2.27 $38,607
08/13/2015 Evan Hazell Director 30,000 $2.30 $69,045
08/20/2015 Duncan Nightingale Executive Vice President 7,000 $2.08 $14,583
08/24/2015 Duncan Nightingale Executive Vice President 11,600 $1.93 $22,425
08/31/2015 Jim Evans VP, Corp Services & Compliance 61,000 $2.50 $152,494

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