Insider trading is a term that is often used to describe the illegal practice of trading stocks, bonds, or other securities based on information that is not available to the public. It is illegal because it gives an unfair advantage to those with access to the information, allowing them to make trades that are not available to the general public.
Insider trading is a serious offense and can result in criminal charges, fines, and even jail time. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the primary regulator of insider trading and has the authority to investigate and prosecute those who engage in it.
Insider trading is not limited to stocks and bonds. It can also include commodities, derivatives, and other financial instruments. It is important to note that insider trading is not limited to corporate insiders. It can also include family members, friends, and other individuals who have access to non-public information.
The SEC has established rules and regulations to prevent insider trading. These rules require that corporate insiders, such as officers, directors, and large shareholders, report any trades they make in the company’s securities. This is to ensure that the public is aware of any potential conflicts of interest.
In addition, the SEC has established a number of other rules and regulations to prevent insider trading. These include prohibiting corporate insiders from trading on material non-public information, prohibiting tipping of material non-public information, and prohibiting trading on the basis of material non-public information.
Insider trading is a serious offense and can have serious consequences. It is important for investors to be aware of the rules and regulations that govern insider trading and to be aware of any potential conflicts of interest. It is also important to remember that insider trading is illegal and can result in criminal charges, fines, and even jail time.
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Its a big club, and you ain’t in it – George Carlin.
Rich people doing rich people things.
All rich people have access to insider information . They know how to come out clean as well. It’s us , the low guys who get screwed up , all the time
That’s not even the most blatant example
Cathie wood runs a hedge fund and she does what people tell her to do, for example ark bought Coinbase shares two days ago.Amstrong is selling for a while now,as for pellosi she is clear case of insider trading by outperforming everyone on wall street and being in top 10 traders
You’re allowed to commit crimes if you’re wealthy. Society is fucked
My uncle works at BTC, is that considered insider trading?
Jokes aside I think a lot of shady things go on behind the scenes that we will never know about, being wealthy really gives you a free pass to most things.
I insider trade Moons does that count?
Insider Trading is very hard to prove. Basically as long as no one talks about anything good luck trying to get those charges.
Nobody will prosecute them because the prosecutors themselves are also involved in insider trading
I wanna be an insider trader unfortunately it’s an elite club
It wasn’t really a secret that the SEC was going after Coinbase. Makes sense to sell even without specifics.
Its a corrupted system..even the media won’t report it because they get their cut of the cake
>Both Cathie Wood and Brian Armstrong sold huge amounts of Coinbase stock just before the SEC wells notice announcement. This isn’t just amazing timing, it’s insider trading.
Cathie/ARK sold only 160k shares from the 9.9mn they had in total prior to that sale. And this was after a 20% weekly rally. I wouldn’t see it as any more than profit-taking.
And Brian Armstrong has been selling regularly for a year now to invest in other ventures. He had announced his intentions about reducing his stake and selling small proportions over time quite clearly.
Not saying insider trading doesn’t happen in these dark corners. Only pointing out that this isn’t necessarily that.
Rich people are getting richer. Their is no fair and love in Money.
A tale as old as time, rich people will never change
Exactly. But people don’t want to agree with it.
Hard but it’s likely the truth
The writing was on the wall for Coinbase and the SEC. It’s not surprising to see people taking precautions and selling, even without all the details
Coinbase ? Insider trading ? It’s so obvious that it happens I’m surprised they don’t make it a subscription service.
I hate it when rich people do it, but deep down I want to be rich and doing it myself.
It wouldn’t be the first time someone from Coinbase got caught insider trading. SEC is going to have a field day with them.
The system has always been corrupted. Little folk like us perpetually get screwed over lol.
I guess the only insider trading I’ll be doing is trading my lunch with my co-worker.
Why? They’re rich.
*It ain’t honest, but it’s much*
“When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich”. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I bet you Gary had some CB stock to sell too.. It’s just the way it is now.. Blatant corruption in your face.. That’s why the current system is doomed to fail.
Welcome to the USA!
A bunch of financiers built the finance system. The clever bastards built it to suit themselves, and then when folks complained, they made regulations to keep the rest of us out. No surprises here.
Ngl Cathie wood has been getting made fun of for like 1.5 years as she’s been buying BTC almost as much as Saylor.
“We are not really mad at corruption. We are mad because we are not part of the corruption.”
– from a random Reddit comment
Nobody is going to do anything about it. The government always goes after a little guy instead of the elites.
Make a small mistake filing your taxes and the government will be after your ass in no time.
There are rules and laws but unfortunately the elites always claws back the power from the institutions to impose those laws. Say what you want, but Gensler was right, SEC, for example, just does not have the resources.
Nancy an Paul are the gold standard for insider trading. It’s how it’s supposed to work.
It is just impossible to prove… Us poor people pay for it
For all these big dogs doing it in plain sight, just think how many of their friends and family are doing the same trades unnoticed.
Zero repercussions. They don’t even try to pretend anymore
Even if they get caught they only get a short sentence in a cushy prison.
Man Nancy pelosi has been insider trading for years. The sec doesn’t care.
Pro tip: Find out Cathie and Brian’s accounts in platforms like eToro and use the “Copy Trader” feature. Ez. Done. When they get rich, you get rich. Thank me later.
Yup, they can take advantage of their position in power to make better decisions than the avarage joe, which is ilegal but noone cares as they all do it. Sad corrupt world we live in.
How about Jay Clayton the former SEC Chairman who used the SECs china memorandum of understanding which allowed for US institutional investment in Chinese ETH IPOs. Allowing One River Asset management to invest in loads of ETH based projects having their ICOs in Asia. Clayton dropped that lawsuit on Ripple his last day in office probably shorted the XRP market on the way out. He went right to One River Asset management which was just purchased by Coinbase for $2+ Billion.
Bill Hinman collected 15 million – 25 times his salary as a profit-sharing partner of Simpson Thacher, while he was a director of the Division of Corporate Finance at the SEC while attending firm-sponsored events about whose criminal conflicts of interest the ethics office warned him several times. All this while clients who called him their “golden ticket” to the SEC paid his firm his “expenses.” while he was joking about watching them pay for their own lunch at his table.
Even if they are insider trading it’s hard to prove.
Nancy Pelosi is insider trading all the time yet nothing is done about it.
>Nancy Pelosi (her husband, same thing) makes millions on trades using information about what congress is about to do.
>How can we hold these criminals accountable?
You can’t. Congressmen and women are can’t be considered culpable for insider trading. It is just the privilege that comes with the job.
no its not