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Insider Trading

The House of Tatas accused of insider trading by its disgruntled CEO

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.26.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Mr Mistry asked the court to appoint an inspector to investigate whether Mr Tata had breached of insiders trading regulation by allegedly seeking pri...

Receiving Stock Market Tips from Family or Friends May Impose Liability

Brad Reid | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 broadly prohibits fraud in the buying and selling of publicly traded securities. Under this stand...

Supreme Court Makes It Easier For Federal Prosecutors To Go After Insider Trading

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― The happiest prosecutor in the country right now could very well be Preet Bharara, the Manhattan federal prosecutor. Not only is he expec...

Supreme Court Weighs If Friendly Tips Worth Millions Are Insider Trading

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Does giving a gift worth a lot of money make you a better person? In a case that has Wall Street on alert, the Supreme Court on Wednesd...

The SEC Did A Thing, For Once

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The federal agency charged with protecting Americans from Wall Street excess hasn’t been doing its job. The Securities and Exchange ...

Insider Trading: A Danger for New Lawyers

John I. Sanders | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
John I. Sanders

Two weeks ago, North Carolina became the first state to release the names of those who, by passing the bar exam and meeting other requirements, had q...

Ex-Wall Street Banker Convicted Of Giving His Father Insider Tips

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An ex-Wall Street investment banker was convicted on Wednesday of engaging in insider trading by tipping his father off to unanno...

The Stars of Equity Hope Movie Smashes Money Taboo for Women

Laura Goldman | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
Laura Goldman

The slogan for the movie, "Equity", which was a Sundance favorite, is a variation of the Gordon Gekko mantra-"Money is Good". The film, directed by Me...

Americans Favour Coffee Over Financial Freedom

Sol Palha | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Sol Palha

Individuals are more interested in loading their prepaid Starbucks cards with money as opposed to contributing to their 401K plans. This is a clear illustration of how people today are more concerned with how they look or what image they portray as opposed to building a sustainable nest egg.

Phil Mickelson Agrees To Pay Back Money He Made In Connection With Insider Trading Ring

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business

Professional golfer and three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson will pay back the money he made from buying stock in Dean Foods after allegedly recei...

U.S. Government Files Complaint Against Golfer Phil Mickelson For Insider Trading

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports

U.S. authorities on Thursday charged a former chairman of Dean Foods Co and a professional Las Vegas gambler with engaging in a years-long insider tr...

Learning about Price Action Trading (Pt 1)

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 12.22.2016 | 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 12.04.2016 | 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.

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 mem...

The Top 10 Signs the CEO Is Rolling in Your Dough

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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 08.25.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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.

The Greatest Ever Retail Stock Trader

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 05.11.2016 | 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?

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.