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Friday, November 19, 2010

A Better Understanding How The Share Market Works.

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the

villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went into

the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10

and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.

He further announced that he would now buy monkeys at $20 for each.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching

monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people

started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each, and

the supply of monkeys became so small that it was an effort to even

find a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since

he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy

on behalf of him.

  In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. 'Look at

all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected.

I will sell them to you at $35, and when the man returns from the

city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.'

 

The villagers rounded up

all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

They never saw the man nor his assistant again, only monkeys everywhere!

 

 

Now you have a better understanding of how Wall Street works.

14 comments:

  1. like that also can ah? hmmm must be cunning

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  2. Thanks a lot for this piece of funny illustration of how WallStreet works,,good on..

    hey i see you are currently reading A Thousand Splendid Suns,, i have read both (another one Kite Runner) to be frank i like A Thousand Splendid Suns,, I like the spirit of that older woman,,, who was willing to die for her husband's younger wife,,, i shed a few tears in the middle of the book..

    hey another to recommend by Steig Larsson : a girl with a golden tatoo" nice one,,, too bad the author died before his books of trilogy were famous..

    take care now bro

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  3. Anonymous6:28 PM

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    $10, $20, $25, $35, $50

    duit duit dimana kau duit...

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  5. smallkucing - haha life is like that.

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  6. eugene - hey bro! yeah, i even took a calculator and re-read in case the amount of the monkeys have been stated in detail :p

    yeah, i'm currently reading a thousand splendid sun but also, finishing 4-5 assignments that need to be submitted before my intensive classes end of this month.

    i will get the book suggested by you as soon as i'm finish with this one :) thanks for sharing yea.

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  7. afzainizam - eh bro! tak cukup lagi ke? :P

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  8. One thing's for sure though...one cannot outsmart the market! :)

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  9. mei teng - hehe that's for sure. or else, how could they survive for so long :)

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  10. haha..dasar mata duitan..mmg sng la kna tipooo..

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  11. ayunda - haha duit boleh buat macam-macam walaupun ia bukan segalanya :)

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  12. Anonymous9:32 AM

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