Is the SEC Guilty of Insider Trading?

9 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2014

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: April 2, 2014


This article reviews the literature on insider trading by SEC employees and discusses ethical issues. It also provides links to more than 20 insider trading articles. Recent research has indicated that some employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission might have engaged in insider trading. They are in a unique position to do so, since they have access to nonpublic information, and know that an investigation of a particular company is about to be launched. This information, if made public, could have an effect on the company’s stock price.

Keywords: insider trading, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, ethics, utilitarian, rights, fairness, victimless crime, Congress, regulation, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, corporate governance

JEL Classification: G14, G3, G34, G38, D63, K22, M4, O16

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Is the SEC Guilty of Insider Trading? (April 2, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States


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