Congressional stock trading plunges as legislative heat looms

Congressional stock trading has fallen off sharply this year, according to an analysis by a popular financial news site — and some insiders believe it’s because US lawmakers are feeling heat from a possible legislative clampdown.

The volume of stock trades made by members of Congress tumbled more than 75% in the nine months of this year – to just 1,800 trades versus 8,000 a year earlier, according to data from Unusual Whales.

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