insider trading
insider trading n: the illegal use of esp. material inside information for profit in financial trading see also tippee

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

insider trading
n.
The illegal buying and selling of stock based on information available only to insiders.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


insider trading
The use of confidential information about a business gained through employment in a company or a stock brokerage, to buy or sell stocks and bonds based on the private knowledge that the value will go up or down. The victims are the unsuspecting investing public. It is a crime under the Securities and Exchange Act.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

insider trading
Also known as insider trading. Generally, dealing in securities on the basis of inside information, that is, information that is not yet publicly known and which would affect the price of the securities if it were made public. It is a criminal offence in the UK under the Criminal Justice Act 1993.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

insider trading
n.
   the use of confidential information about a business gained through employment in a company or a stock brokerage, to buy and/or sell stocks and bonds based on the private knowledge that the value will go up or down. The victims are the unsuspecting investing public. It is a crime under the Securities and Exchange Act, for which Ivan Boesky and others have been sentenced to prison for relatively short terms and only small fines, considering the percentage impact on their accumulated wealth. Joseph P. Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, made much of his fortune in the 1920s by insider trading before it was a crime. When the Securities and Exchange Commission was created in the early days of the New Deal (1933), President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Kennedy to the Commission on the theory that it took an insider to catch insiders.
   See also: insider

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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