A Middle Ground on Insider Trading
Thomas A. Lambert
University of Missouri - School of Law
January 11, 2010
Regulation, pp. 44-49, Winter 2009-2010
The debate over insider trading usually proceeds in all-or-nothing terms: either all insider trading should be permitted by law or none should. This article argues that the law should permit insider trading that decreases the price of an overvalued security or equity, but should prohibit insider trading that would increase that price. The reason for the different treatments is that over-valued equities often have a long-term negative effect on shareholders while the long-term effect on undervalued equities is ambiguous.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Date posted: January 12, 2010