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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
An illegal activity in which a trader takes a position in an equity in advance of an action which he/she knows his/her brokerage will take that will move the equity's price in a predictable fashion. also called forward trading.
An unethical practice where brokers trade an equity based on information from the analysis department before their clients have been given the information.
Entering into options or futures contracts with advance knowledge of a block transaction that will influence the price of the underlying security to capitalize on the trade. This practice is expressly forbidden by the SEC.