Definition of insider trading in English:

insider trading

(British insider dealing)


  • The illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information.

    • ‘It seems like insider trading to me, but since the company is private, I don't know what the rules are.’
    • ‘Five staff face charges of criminal insider trading as well as civil fraud.’
    • ‘An investigation was carried out by the London Stock Exchange and no cases of insider dealing were found.’
    • ‘But allegations of fraud and illicit insider trading extend beyond the mutual fund operations of the two banks.’
    • ‘A landmark securities law that would criminalize insider trading in Hong Kong has languished for a year.’


insider trading

/inˈˌsīdər ˈtrādiNG/