Section 16(b)

Definition:

Provision of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that requires that any profit realized by a company insider from the purchase and sale, or sale and purchase, of the company's equity securities within a period of less than six months must be returned to the company. It is also known as the "short-swing profit" rule.

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An organization in European countries that helps facilitate trading done in European derivatives and equities market.

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