Recent Examples of insider trading from the Web
Best will lead a staff of more than 160 enforcement attorneys, accountants, compliance examiners and other specialists who take on white collar cases throughout the Atlanta region, including insider trading and financial and disclosure fraud.
Guo’s company accused Li and his company of insider trading.
That echoes recent suspicion of insider trading by employees of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange.
Both the government and the defense had agreed to delay Mr. Lee’s sentencing until the resolution of a pending Supreme Court case on insider trading.
Senior managers sold shares after the breach had been discovered, but before it had been made public (the firm insists no insider trading has taken place).
The timing of the sales could attract federal scrutiny, legal experts say, though proving insider trading would be difficult.
Now, Coinbase — a digital currency exchange — is looking into allegations of insider trading.
Corker, who is already under federal investigation for alleged insider trading involving a real-estate firm, spent the weekend making a series of less-than-convincing statements justifying his switch.
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First Known Use of insider trading
Financial Definition of INSIDER TRADING
What It Is
Insider trading refers to the trading of securities by corporate insiders such as managers or executives.
How It Works
Insider trading can be legal or illegal depending on if the information used to base the trade is public.
Individuals who engage in illegal insider trading attempt to benefit from trades based on information about a company not yet made public. For example, an executive of Company XYZ who purchases shares of the company based on a pending merger announcement is engaging in illegal insider trading.
However, once Company XYZ has announced the merger publicly, insiders may legally trade the shares based on the information.
Why It Matters
Some investors follow legal insider trading because they believe insiders have a better insight to the financial health of a company.
Meanwhile, illegal insider trading can lead to fine and even imprisonment for the guilty party.
INSIDER TRADING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insider trading for English Language Learners
finance : the illegal activity of buying and selling a company's stocks while using secret information from a person who works for the company
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