A man traveled to a certain country and announced to the inhabitants that he would buy antelopes for $25:00 each. The villagers knowing how much antelopes that have, went out to the forest and started catching them.

He then bought thousands at $25:00, and as supply started to reduce, the villagers began to relax.The man then increased the price he's buying the antelopes to $40:00. This geared the efforts of the villagers and they moved out in their numbers to catch catch antelopes again. In no time, the animals were out of supply and people had to go back to their business again.

He further increased the offer to $50:00 each and the supply of antelopes became so scarce that hardly will you see an antelope in the bush, not to even talk of catching it.
At this point, he now increased the price of buying the antelopes to $100:00!, but he will be going on a short trip and his salesman would now buy on his behalf pending his arrival.

While he was away, the salesman connived with the villagers to sell all the antelopes already bought to them at $80:00, and when his boss returns from the trip, they can sell to him for $100:00 each." The villagers saw that as a very juicy opportunity, gathered all the money and bought all the antelopes.

The salesman disappeared after selling all the antelopes, they never saw him or his boss again. This gives an insight to how stock market works, you just have to be very smart when you are into it, either buying or selling...

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bpais1 Premium
An illuminating story! There certainly is a life's lesson here!
Jim
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Thanks Jim
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PeterVX Premium
Cool story! It confirms my belief that the stock market is a trap!
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Thanks for your comment Peter
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bbudhoo Premium
Funny
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Smiles
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kasage00 Premium
good story
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Thank you Karin
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xanfo Premium
Wow Chris this is so creative.any novice can easily understand how trading in stock is.
Thanks
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Thank you Xanfo, You are quite amazing
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drcmaint Premium
This was good stuff.
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Thanks John
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there Chris
Great story and thanks for sharing
Cheers...........PB
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Thank you Phil
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Chris,

This story made me laugh, just what I needed as I was on the verge of exploding.

Greetings from the south od Spain, Taetske
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Thanks Taestke, am so glad it did put a smile on your face
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jtaienao Premium
An interesting story and comparison. It mirrors how volatile the market can me.
Jerome
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Thank you Jerome
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Very intetesting story...
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Thanks Veronica for taking the time to read through
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salma33 Premium
hahaha .. yes you right .. then they will looking for another
villagers.. thanks for sharing
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Yes Salma, that is so true but they might be unlucky to enter a village that is already aware of the tricks someday.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Very clever indeed. These types of transactions go on all the time and people often haven't a clue!
Erica
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You are very correct Erica
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Calmkoala Premium
Very useful lesson about 'dodgy geezers with hidden agendas'! Valuable info when working on the internet, plus it made me smile! Thanks Chris, have a good week, Sue :)
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You are welcome Sue, thanks for reading.
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MKearns Premium
Neat trick!
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Yeah, very tricky
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DShensky Premium
very astute analogy
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Yes Davida
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PatsyC Premium
Interesting :)
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Thanks Patsy
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Droseh Premium
Clever story....makes one think about all transactions. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
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Thanks for taking out the time to read Debbie
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