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Insider Trading

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...

Monitoring FX Markets for Antisocial Behavior

John Bates | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
John Bates

If there are lessons to be learned from the recent foreign exchange markets scandal, then the need to monitor the behavior of traders must be on the top of the list.

High Frequency Trading, and Proof That the SEC Approach to Insider Trading Is Completely Wrong

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

The SEC continues to think insider trading enforcement is the way to increase confidence in the markets. It is not.

Accused Insider Traders Charged In Bizarre Scheme That Involved Eating Post-Its

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a prestigious New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an ...

Infamous Hedge Fund Really Hopes You Forgot The Whole Insider Trading Thing

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, March 11 (Reuters) - Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider t...

The High-Stakes Insider Trading Trial of Mathew Martoma

Margaret McLean | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime
Margaret McLean

District Court Judge Paul Gardephe is presiding over what the government has called "the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged." As the prosecution launches its case-in-chief, the following is what to expect at trial.

ReThink Review: The Wolf of Wall Street -- Why Depiction Isn't Endorsement

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Wolf of Wall Street did not create or endorse the corrupt culture and lifestyle it depicts, but simply pulls if from the shadows and puts it on display. If this inspires people to follow Belfort's example, the issue isn't the film.

Ex-Microsoft Employee Charged With Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2013 | Business

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission both charged two Seattle men on Thursday with 35 counts ...

The Administration's Sometime War on Press Leaks

Jim Treacy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

As someone who monitors the news, and has on occasion been the news, I have been struck by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent heavy-handed appro...

NOT GUILTY

Reuters | Jana J. Pruet | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

DALLAS (Reuters) - Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, did not engage in insider trading when he sold his stock in ...

Long Arm of the Law Catches Up to High-Speed Trading: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

James Grundvig | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
James Grundvig

At the Bloomberg Link Markets 50 Summit, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a point that he has set out to level the playing field...

Government Agencies Foster Unfair Economic Advantages

Alika Parks | Posted 11.09.2013 | Hawaii
Alika Parks

Whether you applaud his efforts in casting a light on the dark inner workings of the uber-secret NSA and their surveillance apparatus, or if you feel that he deserves the special moniker of 'terrorist' for shining such a light, either position glosses over a problematic issue that hasn't been brought up to my knowledge and needs to be addressed, at least to those concerned with some semblance of fair play in our U.S. economy.

Investors May Face Clawbacks in SAC Scandal

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Fund managers that invested with SAC must be quaking in their Guccis. Investors expected them to perform first-class due diligence before placing funds under Cohen's management. Yet serious questions have swirled around Cohen's trading practices for more than a decade.

Disgraced Hedge Fund Pleads Not Guilty To Damning Charges

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

* Voluminous evidence includes court-authorized wiretaps * Sept 24 next court date By Bernard Vaughan NEW...

Mark Gongloff

SAC Capital Indictment Does Not Mean The End Of 'Too Big To Jail'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.25.2013 | Business

The feds finally seem to have gotten over their fear of bringing criminal charges against a financial company -- but that doesn't mean they have lost ...

Steve Cohen of SAC Capital Has Earned Insider Trading Charges

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Daniel Dicker

There's little doubt in my mind that SAC Capital's Steve Cohen deserves a conviction. But will the SEC get one?

Ex-Goldman Director Fined Millions Over Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business

July 17 (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc Director Rajat Gupta was ordered to pay a $13.9 million penalty and banned from serving as an offic...