front running

Definition

An illegal activity in which a trader takes a position in an equity in advance of an action which he/she knows his/her brokerage will take that will move the equity's price in a predictable fashion. also called forward trading.

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They were in the front running for first place and everyone was very surprised because they had been in last place a year ago.

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His intimate personal connections within the firm allowed his front running to do undetected for years, all while his personal portfolio grew at a prodigious rate.

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The CEO was fined millions of dollars after he was convicted of assisting his relatives in front running by advising them to purchase stocks in advance of a huge money-making move.

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