Rule 144

Definition

An SEC rule specifying the conditions under which a holder of restricted or controlled securities may publicly sell them. If certain conditions are met, the holder must file a formal registration statement with the SEC, Form 144. This rule allows executives who hold very large blocks of their company's stock to sell a portion of that stock every 12 months.

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You should make sure that you understand all of rule 144 and do not do anything that may break it.

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If you are going to be doing a lot of trading you need to make sure you are familiar with rule 144.

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Mark wanted to unload those risky securities, but because of the SEC's stringent Rule 144, he was stuck with them for at least a year.

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