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Software dev cuffed for 'nicking proprietary financial trading code'

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The point in trading

So I think the bit your missing is understanding what it is they are trading - shares and bonds are ways of injecting cash into a company, which allow the company to invest in new projects that they otherwise wouldn't have the capital for.

The whole point of the financial markets is that they provide a way (actually a number of different ways) for companies to obtain money, which they can then invest (in things like R&D, expanding to a new office, inventing a new product).

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