Once designated as an " insider" at a publicly-traded company, the Securities Exchange Commission ( SEC) becomes very interested in how you may be benefiting from the unfair advantage you have when trading your own company's shares.Insiders must report trades of their companies' shares to the SEC via a template document called a Form 4 by the second business day following the trade. Since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in July 2002, the Form 4 is an electronic document that is filed on the SEC's EDGAR system.
Insider Action: What Is a Form 4?
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