Is it a bad practice to trade stocks at your work?

Even though I work for a financial company (bank), my work does not involve finance, let alone trading equities. However, I often times get tempted into opening my personal account and placing an order or two. Is this a bad practice? I don't want to risk my job for it...any ideas how to deter from this behavior?

Asked By: green_e_zeleno - 7/14/2008
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The only safe answer is that you should give 100% of your effort to your job when you are at work... More
Answered By: lenny p - 7/14/2008
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Ask your boss. He/she will actually appreciate that you asked and you'll know for sure whether it's okay or not.
Answered By: Paul in San Diego - 7/14/2008
You are at work on your company's dime to do your JOB. If you do anything other than your JOB, chances are, you'll be reprimanded up to and including losing your job. If you're trading stocks at work while you should be *working*, then if I was your boss, i'd can you in a second... More
Answered By: HelpMeEscrowStuff - 7/14/2008
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