insider trading

noun

Definition of insider trading

: the illegal use of information available only to insiders in order to make a profit in financial trading

Examples of insider trading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These plans, which automate stock sales, are meant to help executives avoid the appearance of insider trading. John Hyatt, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Chastain was already fired last year after being accused of insider trading. David Meyer, Fortune, 2 June 2022 He was accused of insider trading while in Congress. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 20 May 2022 In May 2016, Walters was indicted on charges of insider trading. Gene Wang, Washington Post, 15 May 2022 The move was eventually followed by an SEC investigation over allegations of insider trading ahead of the deal's announcement. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 13 Apr. 2022 The Justice Department charged a former employee of an NFT marketplace with fraud and money laundering in what prosecutors said was the first case to involve insider trading of the digital tokens. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, 2 June 2022 Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina backed a Cawthorn challenger and and pushed for an ethics probe into Cawthorn, citing potential insider trading. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 24 May 2022 Too Big to Fail, bankruptcies, insider trading, junk mortgages, ninja loans and other esoteric terms were in the headlines this financially brutal year. Veena Jetti, Forbes, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of insider trading

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insider trading was in 1966

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22 Jun 2022

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“Insider trading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insider%20trading. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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insider trading

noun

Legal Definition of insider trading

: the illegal use of especially material inside information for profit in financial trading — see also tippee

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