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The trader who swapped equities for art is laughing all the way to the bank
You think this lot are bad – these pinstriped highwaymen, the racketeers of the 07.19 to Waterloo? Well, yes, it may be largely thanks to them that our money is tumbling, like autumn leaves, into the slow mulch of recession. But when it comes to cynicism, avarice and downright larceny, really you haven't seen a thing. The bloodstock market could still teach them all a thing or two.