Tag: Insider Trading

(Re)Making The Case for Legalizing Insider Trading

This week I stumbled across a short note in the Wall Street Journal that was probably overlooked by most readers: Updated Oct. 25, 2016 6:44 p.m. ET Associated PressNEW YORK — A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York City. David Hobson entered the plea

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Why Insider Trading Should be Legal

I came across an interesting article on NYT’s DealBook section the other day that documented the on-going appeal against insider trading convictions on behalf of two former hedge fund traders, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson. The two men were prosecuted by the office of Preet Bharara’s, who has a perfect conviction record (80 for 80) in insider trading cases. DealBook notes

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