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 In one of its most high profile insider trading cases in recent years, the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office charged Waugh, O’Connor and Lewis last July following a yearslong investigation. Ava Benny-Morrison, Fortune Europe, 26 Feb. 2024 British billionaire Joe Lewis pleaded guilty to U.S. insider trading charges on Wednesday after being accused last year of a scheme that prosecutors said was designed to enrich friends and associates and apologized to a judge for his conduct. Reuters, NBC News, 25 Jan. 2024 More reads Ex-Pfizer employee convicted of insider trading on Covid pill, Bloomberg After 17-year courtship, Sun and Taro finally agree on $348 million buyout, FiercePharma The Supreme Court could overturn the Chevron doctrine. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 19 Jan. 2024 By then, however, the insider trading by investors in the SPAC, Digital World Acquisition, had already begun, according to documents filed recently in the criminal case against three Digital World investors who’ve been charged with securities fraud in New York federal court. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2024 The series follows her from her days as a young models and an early female stockbroker on Wall Street to her run as a popular Connecticut caterer who built a home-arts media empire, then had to serve time in prison after accusations of insider trading. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 3 Jan. 2024 Congress only managed to pass 27 bills in 2023, but many of its Members had a much more productive year in the stock market, according to a new report that highlights their trading performance—which was helped by the fact that those in Congress are exempt from certain insider trading rules. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2024 According to a former pal of Phil Mickelson, a guy who contends good ol’ Lefty remained silent when a word or two could have spared him a five-year jail sentence for insider trading, the golf star piled up $100 million in sports betting losses across a stretch of some 30 years. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 18 Aug. 2023 In June, the SEC charged a former Digital World board member, Bruce Garelick, and two others with insider trading related to the deal. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insider trading was in 1966

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“Insider trading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

insider trading

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

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