insider trading

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  1. the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information.

Origin of insider trading

First recorded in 1965–70

Other words from insider trading

  • insider trader, noun

Words Nearby insider trading Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use insider trading in a sentence

Cultural definitions for insider trading

insider trading

The unlawful practice of using information that comes from a source “inside” the business but is not available to the general public to trade on the stock market. This activity is prohibited by law and is policed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Notes for insider trading

In the mid-1980s, several revelations of insider trading rocked Wall Street.

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