Basics: Exercise

Can the exercise of stock options be an insider-trading violation? This is premium content

It depends on whether you hold the shares at exercise or sell them. If you merely exercise stock options when you know material nonpublic information about your company, the exercise itself is not a violation, according to most experts. However...
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