Inside the Mind of An Alleged Insider Trader


by Beth Connolly on October 30, 2012

Yesterday I wrote a post examining thepsychological motivations of insider trading.

Today we are offered an inside look at one of the cases I mentioned in my post. Michael Van Gilder, a 45-year-old Denver man accused of trading shares of Delta Petroleum based on insider information, and passing on tips to family, reacted to his indictment with a lengthy e-mail to family and friends.

Dealbook was able to obtain a copy of the e-mail and published it in full.

If you have any curiousity about what goes on in the mind of an insider trader, go over to Dealbook and read the letter.


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