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Quiz | May 2011

Are You Guilty of Insider Trading?

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By Kathy Kristof, Contributing Editor
May 2011

If you’re an active investor who occasionally buys or sells a stock based on tips, you might be understandably nervous about the bevy of recent insider-trading prosecutions. But it is perfectly legal (although potentially unwise) to trade on some tips that you hear or overhear. Illegal insider trading is all about facts and circumstances.

Here we offer you ten situations that may or may not constitute illegal insider trading. Can you tell which ones might get you in trouble? Take our quiz and see.