How The Stock Market Works…?


You must have often wondered, like me,as to how the stock market works. Well,here is an interesting story on the topic.

Stock Market funny monkey

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 out to 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 at $20. 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 little that it was an effort to even see 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 with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

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

Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.

Ha! Ha! What is the moral from this story ?

Its so obvious,friends !! NEVER BUY MONKEYS !!

This entry was posted in Current Affairs, Humour, Social Commentry. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to How The Stock Market Works…?

  1. mamta agarwal says:

    Jatinder ji you had me gurgling and laughing. tickled my funny bone. Mamta

    mamta agarwal, Noida- UP
    Mar 06, 2011

  2. shernaz wadia says:

    Well, I almost bought your story, reading it to the end, thinking there would be some tips in it for market players. Jokes aside, there is a lesson in the humor and humor in the lesson. Thanks for an enjoyable read.

    Shernaz, pune
    Mar 06, 2011

  3. Raj Nandy says:

    Broca ji , After the 2-Scam and all other fraudulent ventures in our country , this article acquires a special significance ! Thanks , -Raj

    Raj Nandy , New Delhi
    Mar 06, 2011

  4. malsawmi says:

    Hahaha! Thanks for wising us up.

    Malsawmi Jacob, Mumbai
    Mar 06, 2011

  5. J S Broca says:

    Dear MUSE-icians, thanks a lot for your lovely responses ! This piece happened to be an after thought,after I had posted another posting of mine titled ” Stock Markets and Girlfriends” on another forum exclusively ! So to “double your mazza” here is the link to that posting.Go ahead ! Enjoy that too


    BTW, for reasons best known to the Editor of that forum, the title of my piece, was slightly modified !

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Mar 07, 2011

  6. lina mistry says:

    Funny! I shall send this to my husband who is involved in stock trades…too funny.

    Lina Mistry/Tandel, Va. USA
    Mar 08, 2011

  7. V V Brama Rao says:

    Very good piece more humorous than entertaining and more entertaining than humorous.

    You have laughter running in your veins and it is always good-intentioned.

    God be with us all.

    vvbrama rao, noida
    Mar 08, 2011

  8. nikita sareen says:

    Superb superb superb sir

    ha ha ha you are to good sir you always make my day thanks for sharing

    Nikita Sareen, New Delhi
    Mar 07, 2011

Leave a Reply