Insider Trading

Overview

As a general rule, markets operate on the understanding that all investors are privy to the same information regarding securities. In reality, there is certain nonpublic material information that you will either intentionally or accidentally have access to. Once this happens, you become an insider. As an insider, how you trade on that information—especially if it is at the expense of others—is what you need to be cognizant of and concerned about. This course discusses insider trading and the consequences of misuse of material, nonpublic information.

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • define insider trading
  • identify who is an insider
  • understand the rules surrounding insider trading
  • understand supervisory requirements to prevent insider trading
  • understand SEC reporting requirements
  • define information barriers
  • describe the consequences of insider trading

Designed for

Retail, Institutional

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