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Insider trading

Insider trading is the trading of a corporation's stock or other securities (e.g. bonds or stock options) by individuals with potential access to non-public information about the company. In most countries, trading by corporate insiders such as officers, key employees, directors, and large shareholders may be legal, if this trading is done in a way that does not take advantage of non-public information. However, the term is frequently used to refer to a practice in which an insider or a related party trades based on material non-public information obtained during the performance of the insider's duties at the corporation, or otherwise in breach of a fiduciary or other relationship of trust and confidence or where the non-public information was misappropriated from the company.

Headlines Around the Web

Ex-SAC manager resolute as trial starts

Jan 06 - Financial Times

Sebi not to settle insider trading cases

Dec 25 - The Times of India

Week in Review, December 7

Dec 07 - Financial Times

Daimler and Lagardère face French trial

Dec 03 - Financial Times

Articles About Insider trading

Brazilian Tycoon Batista Investigated for Financial Crimes - Reports

By Reuters

Brazil´s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday. (Apr 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, LAWYER

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Ex-Goldman Sachs Director Gupta Starts Prison Term on 17 June

By Reuters

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: RAJ RAJARATNAM, GOLDMAN SACHS, COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT, LAWYER

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo
Tweed Marijuana Stocks 3rd Most Traded in Canada, Up 183% in Friday Trading

By IBTimes AU

It is not just the Wolf of Weed Street who made a lot of money on trading medical cannabis stocks. Early traders of Tweed Marijuana (TWD) shares on Friday, when the company became the first publicly traded producer of medical weed at the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada, also got a financial high. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT

Ex-Goldman Director Gupta's Insider Trading Conviction Upheld
Ex-Goldman Director Gupta's Insider Trading Conviction Upheld

By Reuters

A federal appeals court upheld the conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) director Rajat Gupta, one of the biggest successes in federal prosecutors' long-running probe to stop insider trading on Wall Street. (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: RAJ RAJARATNAM, GOLDMAN SACHS, COURT, SUPREME COURT, LAWYER, INVESTMENT

India Toughens Insider Trading Rules

By Reuters

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) unveiled new proposals on Wednesday, broadening the scope of who can be held liable for insider trading violations, as it steps up its fight against securities fraud. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, INDIA

Key Witness Jon Horvath Takes Stand in SAC Trader Michael Steinberg's Trial

By IBTimes UK

Another trader, Mathew Martoma, is expected to go on trial on 6 January, 2014. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT, DELL, LAWYER, FBI

SAC Capital ‘Takes Responsibility’ for Insider Trading and Will Pay $1.8bn in Fines

By IBTimes UK

The US Attorney’s office says hedge fund SAC Capital has pleaded guilty to insider trading. (Nov 05)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, INVESTMENT, SETTLEMENT

Tamara Ecclestone Tweets ‘Show Beauty’ Sneak Preview!

By IBTimes AU

Soon-to-be mom Tamara Ecclestone tweeted a sneak preview pic of her upcoming campaign for her luxury hair care label - Show Beauty. The F1 heiress recently told the media that she is pregnant. (Sep 24)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg $91 Million Richer, Divests 2.4 Million Shares in Social Media Giant, No Insider Trading Involved

By IBTimes AU

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer and sister to founder Mark Zuckerberg, has just gotten $91 million richer. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, ADVERTISING

Ex-Goldman Trader Fabrice Tourre Found Liable For Fraud in SEC Case

By IBTimes UK

Jury concluded that 'Fabulous Fab' misled investors in sub-prime mortgage investment deal five years ago. (Aug 02)

MORE TOPICS: SEC, GOLDMAN SACHS, COURT, NEW YORK, MORTGAGE, INVESTMENT