“Front running” and “tail-gaiting” describe a securities law violation in which an insider – perhaps a broker – uses non-public information to their advantage. For instance, a broker might know that a wealthy client is going to buy a million shares of Company A, which means that the price of that company’s shares will increase.…

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Front-running is an unethical practice by stock brokers whereby they execute trades in stocks in their own accounts based upon information they received before executing trades for clients.  There is an inherent conflict of interest when a broker owns the same security as his clients and wishes to take advantage of information before executing trades in…

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