Illegal practice where a floor broker executes an order for his own account before executing an order for a customer, with the intent of getting ahead of a market move precipitated by the customer’s order. A broker who went long 10 contracts of December crude just before he executed a buy order for 500 contracts would be “front-running.” The audit trail,


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