Unformatted text preview: market. Why is it so important that we have prohibitions on insider trading? Is more than fairness at issue? Can anyone see any arguments why insider trading should not be illegal? It is important to have prohibitions, because the employee that has the privilege information about the value of the stock can sell or buy before the information gets out in the market, or sell this information for a profit. Yes it should not be illegal, the employees should have an opportunity to make money on the stocks for the company they work for. Just make sure that the information is supervised and no purchases or sales are allowed until the value is listed in the market....
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- Spring '11
- Law, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission