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2005

Carroll College

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An Investigation Of Insider Trading: The Impact Of The Martha Stewart Case, Autumn Clausen Apr 2005

An Investigation Of Insider Trading: The Impact Of The Martha Stewart Case, Autumn Clausen

Business, Accounting and Economics Undergraduate Theses

Since the evolution of the New York Stock Exchange in the eighteenth century, investors have continually traded stocks in an effort to maximize their profits. Some traders have even resorted to unethical and dishonest behavior so as to minimize losses. These illegal actions were expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and came to be enforced by the Securities and Exchange Commission. An exploration of famous financial fraud cases involving the rules set forth by the Securities Acts may reveal a twofold hidden agenda of the government. First, the government may have aimed at restoring faith and trust in businesspersons ...