Insider trading is the trading of a public company's stock or other securities (such as bonds or stock options) by individuals with access to non-public information about the company. In various countries, trading based on insider information is illegal.
Definition: Insider trading is defined as a malpractice wherein company’s securities trade undertaken by people who by virtue of their work have access that is disclosed as non-public information that can be crucial for making investment decisions.
Description: When insiders, e.g. key employees or executives who have access to the company’s strategic information, use the same for trading in the company's stocks or securities, it is called insider trading and is highly discouraged by Indonesia Stock Exchange to promote fair trading in the market for the common investor benefits.
Insider trading is an unfair practice, wherein the other stockholders are at a great disadvantage due to lack of important insider non-public information. However, in certain cases if the information has been made public, in a way that all concerned investors have access to it, that will not be a case of illegal insider trading.
Illegal insider trading refers generally to buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading violations may also include "tipping" such information, securities trading by the person "tipped," and securities trading by those who misappropriate such information.