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Monkey Game

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on August 18, 2006

Once upon a time in a village a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs. 10. The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys went out in the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at 10 and as supply started to diminish and villagers started to stop their effort he announced that now he would buy at 20 rupees.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching moneys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to 25 and the supply of monkeys became so 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 the man.

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 comes back you can sell it to him for 50.”

The villagers queued up with all their saving to buy the monkeys.

After that?

The man or his assistant were not to be found.

The villagers had lots of monkeys to take care of.

In the back drop of the above see the price chart and the financials of a company below.

Is the monkey game on? (Look at the steep increase in price and the name of the company. Isn’t it crazy?)

See the fundamentals of this stock here

What is the regulator and the surveilance mechanism doing?

Have you seen my other blog?

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