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Practical C++ Financial Programming by Carlos Oliveira

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CHAPTER 2

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The Equities Market

Owning shares of company profits is one of the most common ways to invest and generate wealth. A large number of people who have made a fortune have achieved it by creating or buying an equity stake in a successful corporation. This is the reason the equity market is so popular among all kinds of investors. Moreover, the stock market is so vast that it provides opportunities for everyone willing to participate: from small investors to large hedge funds, you will find an investment style for each kind of participant.

The equities market is also an exciting area for software engineers, since it provides so many opportunities ...

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