insider trading

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Buying or selling the securities of a publicly traded firm by an insider to benefit from insider information. Insider trading is commonly restricted or prohibited by law. Also called insider dealing.

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Martha Stewart got in trouble for insider trading when she sold her stock after her broker warned her ahead of time about problems with the company that weren't public knowledge.
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The president was investigated for insider trading after it was revealed that many of his family had bought large blocks of shares right before the company's merger deal was announced.
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Sometimes people decide to break the law and tell private information and they can face serious consequences if caught engaging in insider trading.
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