The stimulus package came together very quickly in a chaotic last few weeks. The package required input from corporate insiders seeking assistance for their companies and industries. During the course of lobbying, select corporate insiders would become aware of material, non-public information.

Research regarding the 2007-2009 financial crisis indicates that corporate insiders with political connections had significantly higher investment returns than their counterparts without political connections in the month following the TARP infusions.

Consequently, we may see increased scrutiny of trading by corporate insiders following the $2 trillion stimulus package.