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Insider Trading
The use of confidential information about a business gained through employment in a company or a stock brokerage, to buy or sell stocks and bonds based on the private knowledge that the value will go up or down. The victims are the unsuspecting investing public. It is a crime under the Securities and Exchange Act.
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