Understand the stock market in 5 minutes

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Understand the stock market in 5 minutes




by Christophe » 15/10/08, 21:00

A MONKEY TRADER

Once, in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $ 10 each.

The villagers, knowing that there were monkeys in the area, went into the forest and started to catch the monkeys.

The man bought hundreds at $ 10 a piece and as the population of monkeys declined, the villagers stopped their efforts.

So the man announced that he was now buying the monkeys for $ 15. The villagers started hunting monkeys again. But soon the stock ran out and the inhabitants of the village returned to their occupations.

The supply went up to $ 20 and the population of monkeys became so small that it became rare to see a monkey, much less catch one.

The man then announced that he would buy the monkeys for $ 50 each.

However, since he had to go to town on business, his assistant would take care of shopping. The man having left, his assistant gathered the villagers and said to them, "Look at these cages with all these monkeys that the man bought you. I'm selling them to you for $ 35 each and when he comes back, you can sell them to him for $ 50. "

The villagers collected all the money they had, some sold everything they owned, and bought all the monkeys.
At night, the assistant disappeared.

We never saw him again, neither he nor his boss; than monkeys running around.

Welcome to the world of the stock market!
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by Gregconstruct » 15/10/08, 21:18

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by Lietseu » 15/10/08, 21:56

Is it your little fable Tof?

It is worthy of the writings of the great fabulist!

Thank you, Jean de la Fontaine, for making us dream!

Thank you to you Christophe for making us dream :P
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