insider trading

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insider trading

n.
The illegal buying or selling of securities on the basis of information that is unavailable to the public.

in′sider trad′ing


n.
the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information.
[1965–70]
in′sider trad′er, n.
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Noun1.insider trading - buying or selling corporate stock by a corporate officer or other insider on the basis of information that has not been made public and is supposed to remain confidential
trading - buying or selling securities or commodities
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When John Johnson bought 3,900 shares of one tech hardware firm and short sold 1,200 of another-three days before the first company announced its acquisition by the second-he pulled off something more rare than an inside trade.
Wellington ABC's National Boys' Clubs middleweight champion Peter Martin took an impressive scalp on the South Durham show at Hardwick Hall, getting the better of the inside trades to beat Ireland's Chris Blaney on unanimous points.
These restrictions imply that inside trades are rarely motivated by specific inside information that would violate insider-trading laws.