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insider trading

noun
1.
the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information.
Origin of insider trading
1965-1970
1965-70
Related forms
insider trader, noun
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insider dealing

noun
1.
dealing in company securities on a recognized stock exchange, with a view to making a profit or avoiding a loss, by a person who has confidential information about the securities that, if generally known, would affect their price. Its practice by those connected with a company is illegal
Derived Forms
insider dealer, insider trader, noun
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insider trading in Culture

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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.

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