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I have trading restriction on my company stock. Can I trade correlated ones?

I work for a company that is listed on the Nasdaq. Each quarter, employees have trading restrictions six weeks before the company results are released and two days after the release to avoid insider ...
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Insider trading regulations for pre-IPO offering?

I have been contracted by a PE group to raise investment funding for a series of M&A acquisitions; compensation is a percentage of carried interest on deals I close. The PE group previously ...
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Is it still insider trading if from the outside with no breach of trust?

SEC Rule 10B5-1 prohibits: the purchase or sale of a security of any issuer, on the basis of material nonpublic information about that security or issuer, in breach of a duty of trust or confidence ...
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Insider trading and assertions made by influent agents

It is possible for an influent (private) agent, namely someone who has the power to direct the market, to buy a stock before giving a positive announcement about the stock itself? Does his investment ...
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Can you get prosecuted as a Senator for insider trading if you buy an ETF?

Can you get prosecuted as a senator for insider trading if you buy an ETF? If the senator used insider information and bought an ETF that had a big holding of a stock that went up as a result of an ...
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Does insider trading exist for land or property assets?

Insider trading is defined as "the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information" and is illegal pretty much ...
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Is it legal for a firm to time their announcements based on the stock sale times indicated in the pre-established 10b5-1 plan?

I understand that SEC Rule 10b5-1 aims at reducing insider trading by having major shareholders and insiders of exchange-listed corporations trade a predetermined number of shares at a predetermined ...
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Can the CEO of KODK be found guilty of insider trading?

Recently the American legacy film company KODK announced a deal with the US government to manufacture generic pharmaceuticals domestically. This announcement sent the price per share for the company ...
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Does "insider trading" apply to private companies?

In America, "pitching" to investors is how capital is often raised. What I don't understand is why this is legal: You supply private information to the investor, who decides to buy stock in your ...
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If I discover information about a company through personal investigation can I act on it without being guilty of insider trading?

Let's say I'm a skilled PI who has, through detailed investigation followed a paper trail back and discovered that Soylent Green is people! (err..spoiler warning?) I am now aware of information that ...
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Stock options and Insider Trading

Maybe I don't understand insider trading laws, but they seem somewhat unreasonable to me. Lets say I'm a software developer, and I accepted stock options as part of my compensation. In the course of ...
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Why is Front Running markets not treated as insider trading?

Front-Running is described in the book Flashboys and relies on an information advantage, that is apparently provided by the exchanges to a select few. Is said practice somehow different from ...
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Is internet tracking "public info" for insider trading purposes?

Suppose I own a search engine. I look at my server logs and see that the query "how to fix exploding engine" is very popular in the area around Tesla headquarters. Would it be legal to act on this ...
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Can Trump legally sell stocks on Friday, tweet about imposing tariffs on Sunday and then buy more of the stocks back on Monday?

Trump could have made a lot of money by selling stocks before tweeting about imposing tariffs on China and then buying more of them back when the price of the stocks has dropped. Would this fall under ...
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Are companies allowed to trade securities based on internal user data?

Take a company like Google, that has access to real time information on what billions of people want at any given moment, their plans for the future - not to mention the entire email archives of ...
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Could leaking insider information eliminate insider trader concerns?

Suppose I possess some non-public information about Company X. I want to trade Company X's stock for reasons unrelated to the information (e.g. I believe the stock market as a whole is going to tank ...
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Could the Intel CEO be accused of insider trading?

A few weeks back, the Intel CEO sold all the company shares he was allowed to. Yesterday, it was reported that a big security flaw existed in virtually all Intel processors sold in the last decade. ...
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CEOs can't sell stock without risking imprisonment?

From what I understand if a CEO sells stock in their company and the stock price then goes down significantly within less than a year, they can get indicted for "insider trading" and face 5 to 10 ...
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Avoiding the appearance of insider trading

Can one conceivably be accused of insider trading without being considered an insider at the company you work for? Is that classification by your company more just a way of categorizing employees and ...
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Insider trading due to mis-sent email?

Something that happened to a friend recently. This friend is in charge of negotiations for company A. An individual from company B, accidentally sent my friend minutes from a recent meeting outlining ...
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Insider Trading

In Australia there are two major grocery companies, Woolworths and Coles. Now suppose I work for Woolworths and I become aware of a technological breakthrough that will dramatically increase the ...
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How does insider trading law affect bitcoin exchanges?

The Bitcoin network is predicated on the premise that it is difficult to find 'low' hash values for a given input. This is an incredibly safe bet because of the way the algorithm is implemented - if ...
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