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Short-Swing Profit

short-swing profit n

: a profit made by a corporate insider who purchases stock and sells it or sells stock and purchases it within a prescribed period NOTE: Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides that a corporation may recover short-swing profits realized by an insider within six months.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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