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2 Trading on the Financial Markets—Essential Principles for Insider Dealing Cases

From: Insider Dealing: Law and Practice

Sarah Clarke

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 April 2024

Subject(s):
Shares — Stock market and exchanges — Derivatives — Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
2.01 This Chapter describes the essential principles of trading on the financial markets that are commonly encountered in insider dealing cases, including types of trading, the UK exchanges, and commonly encountered trading strategies.1 2.02 In the simplest terms, when a new company is formed, its owners put cash (referred to as ‘capital’) into the business to start it up and keep it going. In return for this, the company issues shares to its owners (often referred to as ‘securities’, ‘equities’ or ‘stock’), which represent their ownership rights over the...
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