Insider Trading


  • Insider Trading Victims Are Still Snuffleuphaguses Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 3:17 PM ET

    James Altucher describes one of the alleged insider trades made by Galleon:

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    “They could have just as easily come in before hours and gotten what they wanted,” said an employee at Diamondback Capital Management. “Why did this have to be in a dramatic, Hollywood manner?”

  • First Arrest in Insider Trading Probe Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    CNBC reports: "The FBI has made an arrest in the so called 'Expert-Network' case. Don Chin Trang Chu was arrested Wednesday on conspiracy charges in connection with his employment at an "expert-networking" firm."

  • Terror on Wall Street Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    The insider trading dragnet has sparked terror among the rank and file of Wall Street.

  • Is Bloomberg Guilty of Insider Trading too? Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 4:44 PM ET

    The approach to insider trading that the government is lately employing got an interesting test today.

  • In what may be today's most titillating—though maddeningly vague—newsflash, SAC Capital Advisors informed investors that they have received a government subpoena.

  • John Kinnucan

    John Kinnucan , an independent analyst, said the FBI approached him and said, "there was a very large insider trading ring investigation that they were conducting and one of my clients was a focus of the probe and they wanted my help in basically incriminating this individual."

  • Analyst Tells of FBI Threats In Insider-Trading Probe Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 12:53 PM ET
    John Kinnucan

    John Kinnucan told CNBC that the FBI said "there would be trouble" unless he agreed to help them incriminate one of his clients.

  • The Government's Insane War Against Insider Trading Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
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    Over the weekend, we learned that the federal government has gone into panic mode over insider trading. It is using the kind of tactics developed to fight mobsters and later terrorists to root out and punish the use of non-public information by hedge fund traders. It's the equivalent of TSA Rapiscan body scanners or invasive pat-downs at airports.

  • Diamondback Says It Is Cooperating With FBI Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 4:18 PM ET

    Diamondback Capital Management, one of the three firms that was raided Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, says that its cooperating with the FBI's investigation.

  • Plus, a call on the market’s top high-growth stocks.

  • Hedge Fund Raid Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    The FBI conducted raids on three hedge funds today, in connection with its massive investigation on insider trading on Wall Street.

  • The SEC's Absurd War Against Insider Trading Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 1:43 PM ET

    More absurdity from the SEC this week.

  • The Government May Still Have Nothing on SAC Capital Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

    It’s been clear for nearly a year that the government has been targeting Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital in its insider trading dragnet. But it seems like the government keeps coming up empty.

  • The Return of Rudy G Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 10:02 AM ET
    Rudolph Giuliani

    Peter Lattman’s NYT story provides some perspective, noting that Justice and the SEC “have taken an increasingly aggressive — and public — stance in pursuing insider trading” and that the prosecutor in the latest case (as in the Galleon case), Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, is among those taking the “hardest line.”

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    Lurking just below Peter Lattman’s report of the broad federal dragnet apparently underway against insider trading, you can faintly make out the outlines of a new theory of criminalizing insider trading.

  • SAC Capital Pays A Guy to Play Golf All The Time Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 12:35 PM ET

    Golf and finance go together—as everyone knows.

  • Tokyo Hit by Claims of Insider Trading Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 7:59 PM ET
    Tokyo Exchange

    Japan’s financial regulator and the Tokyo Stock Exchange are investigating recent trading activity following allegations of widespread insider trading ahead of new share issues by Japanese companies. The FT reports.

  • So What Is Insider Trading? Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:26 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Many recent SEC cases have one thing in common: an increasingly broad definition of what insider trading actually means.

  • Has Congress Been Scared Straight On Insider Trading? Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

    As a follow-up to yesterday’s Page 1 Wall Street Journal story about possible insider trading by Capitol Hill Staffers, the WSJ’s Deal Journal tracked down the professor whose 2004 study started the controversy over political insider trading.