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Insider trading, un tema sensible dentro del ya sensible tema del mundo financiero. Esta columna de Alexandre Padilla para The Freeman muestra los beneficios del insider trading y por qué la condena moral a dicha práctica puede ser un tanto apresurada.

Gordon Gekko, the legendary character portrayed by Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, is listed 24th in the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest heroes and villains. If it weren’t for the fact that Ivan Boesky, one of the infamous convicted insider traders of the late 1980s, inspired the character, such a ranking wouldn’t be significant.

Unfortunately, Gekko’s place on the list represents what people think about insiders: individuals who trade on the basis of nonpublic information.

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