- the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information.
Origin of insider trading
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for insider trading
On Friday, hedge fund trader Michael Steinberg was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for his insider-trading conviction.G.M. Becomes Government Motors Again
May 17, 2014
All four had experience in the fascinating domino effect that happens in insider-trading rings as criminals turn on each other.Charles Gasparino Details Insider-Trading Investigations in New Book, ‘Circle of Friends’
July 3, 2013
He has had legal troubles before: a hacking conviction in 2008 and an insider-trading conviction in 2002.The Rise and Fall of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload: 8 Burning Questions Answered
July 12, 2012
Yet insider-trading laws do not apply to what many members of Congress have done.Ethically Challenged Congress Needs Law or Code Banning Insider Trading
November 15, 2011
Tens of millions were spent on these insider-trading cases where, as mentioned above, there were no known victims (until now).Why Insider Trading Should Be Legalized
June 3, 2011
In the mid-1980s, several revelations of insider trading rocked Wall Street.
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