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Insider Trading

Learning about Price Action Trading (Pt 1)

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Market conditions constantly change, and the optimal way of profiting from those market conditions, and specifically what products to trade, is again a constantly shifting and changing area.

The First Insider Trader in Commodities

Andrew Verstein | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Andrew Verstein

Those interested in insider trading should pay close attention to trading in non-securities. Especially in recent years, some of the most important enforcement events have far from public equity exchanges.

9 Samsung Execs Are Being Investigated For Insider Trading

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's financial regulator said Friday it is investigating possible insider trading by Samsung executives related t...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2015 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

Why Fantasy Sports Makes 'Insider Trading' Legal

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports
Amy Dardashtian

A recent Washington Post headline reads, "Insider-trading scandal rocks daily fantasy sports industry." There is one problem with that headline; there is no such thing as "insider trading" in fantasy sports. It is unregulated.

DraftKings Scandal Means Fewer Horrible DraftKings-Sponsored Ads

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.07.2015 | Sports

Some good news: ESPN is temporarily removing a lot (if not all) of that annoying sponsored content for DraftKings following a scandal that's moved me...

The Top 10 Signs the CEO Is Rolling in Your Dough

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The majority of CEOs on Wall Street are hardworking, honest men and women, however bad apples can seed themselves in any company. CEOs can seduce investors with legal loopholes and sleight-of-hand tricks, even if they never technically cross the line of lying, cheating or stealing.

Former Mob Snitch All But Indicted

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Mr. Corso has not been proven guilty of anything, and it will likely be up to his lawyer and himself to explain away some very nebulous business tactics, but this time around he won't have the benefit of being a highly-placed mob informant.

Hackers, Press Releases and Millions

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.20.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Gordon Gekko said it best in Oliver Stone's classic Wall Street, "The most valuable commodity in the world is information." Indeed, that's true, but of course, the ruthless insider trader played by Michael Douglas implored his young protégé Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) to take it a little bit further.

Hackers Made $100 Million With Info From Stolen Press Releases: FBI

AP | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases...

The Greatest Ever Retail Stock Trader

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Today I want to write about who I believe is beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest (ordinary) retail trader who ever lived. Now by ordinary, what I am talking about is an individual who did not go on to create an Investment Fund as a result of his initial institutional trading.

Good Governance in Sri Lanka

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Asoka Bandarage

Human rights, corruption and other charges against the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime have received extensive international media coverage. Yet, there is hardly a word about the massive allegations against the current regime, even the Mahendran affair, despite their seriousness and international linkages.

To Catch an Algo Thief

John Bates | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
John Bates

Cyberterrorism is on the upswing and algorithmic terrorism is the next iteration. So much of our economy is underpinned by electronic trading that protecting the markets is paramount.

Long Way Down a Talk With Michael Sears

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In Long Way Down, the third in the series, Jason has spent time in prison for financial crimes. Working as an undercover troubleshooter for a private investment bank, he is assigned the task of getting to the bottom of insider trading allegations.

Is Judge Shopping a Crime? Should It Be?

Jim Treacy | Posted 03.14.2015 | Crime
Jim Treacy

For a justice system clamoring for greater transparency and fair play, it seems SDNY's actions do not always align with their expectations for others. Judge shopping is indeed "unsavory." Is it a crime?

Judge May Toss 4 Guilty Pleas In Insider-Trade Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent...

The Coin of the Realm: How Inside Traders Are Rigging America

Robert Reich | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

Profiting off inside information that's not available to average investors strikes many as unfair. The "coin of the realm" on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms is contributing to the savage inequalities of American life.

Colleague or Criminal? The Sneaky New Cyberthreat You Face at Work

Adam Levin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

The latest greatest swindlers in the cybercrime racket know you're onto their digital three-card monte, and they've made a few adjustments, putting yet another wrinkle in the corporate-hacking game by targeting top-level employees for major profits.

Eating Post-It Notes, Napkins Couldn't Keep Alleged Inside Traders From Getting Busted

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

John Le Carré is unimpressed. If you're going to use spycraft to conduct insider trading, at least use it properly. Last week, a Brooklyn man name...

Raj Rajaratnam's Brother Found Not Guilty Of Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, was cleared on Tuesday of consp...

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Report: Phil Mickelson Not Involved In Insider Trading Of Clorox Stock

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business

(Adds background) June 12 (Reuters) - Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co when b...

Paul Blumenthal

How David Brat Turned Eric Cantor's Fundraising Advantage Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, economics professor David Brat, the little-known challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, appeared before the Mechanic...

REPORT: Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn, Billy Walters Probed For Insider Trading

Reuters | Jennifer Ablan | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider tr...

Mark Gongloff

Reason No. 567,397 The Market Is Rigged

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

For at least the past 16 years, stock market traders have apparently been profiting from sneak peeks at the most important monetary policy decisions i...