Ha, well we had a chance to look over the SEC's insider trading complaint against mouthy billionaire Mark Cuban , and it's surprisingly entertaining! Mostly because they allege that Cuban may have tried to pull off the single most idiotic inside trading move in history. To set the scene: The CEO of a company Cuban partially owns calls him up with (confidential) bad news; Cuban gets pissed, knowing the news will sink the stock price; but he just received confidential information, so he can't sell! Here's how they say he handled this financial quandary: How Not To Be An Inside Trader [Snip] How Not To Be An Inside Trader How Not To Be An Inside Trader Just sell it anyhow! Smooth. [Full complaint here ]