Decriminalising Insider Trading Proposal

30-November-2010 Fraud and Insolvency By Mark Streeter

Insider trading only became illegal in 1960s when it was felt some individuals had an unfair advantage over others with the buying and selling of stocks. In 2009 an article was published supporting a fairly radical idea for insider trading to be decriminalised again. It is a very controversial idea.

Since the 1960s insider trading regulations have continued to be expanded. The video includes a discussion that fraud and insider trading are often linked. The article’s author believes that allowing markets to drive stock prices to realistic values is fairer. The counter argument is that it still gives an unfair advantage to some.

For the author insider trading is not fraud but rather is more likely to expose corporate fraud. The video also highlights the relative lack of resources being used to examine and prevent insider trading.

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Written by Mark Streeter

Mark Streeter

The Director of Streeterlaw, Mark has been practicing Law since 1994. He has attained his Masters of Law in 1999 and in 2006 was awarded his Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation. Mark is a member of ARITA, a graduate of the AICD and a member of AICM. A member of STEP, Mark enjoys working in the area of Wills and Estates. In 2020 Mark is the Chair of STEP NSW.

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