Interesting stories

I am creating this thread where we all can share interesting facts, random stories, jokes, quotes, etc about the world of stock markets. This thread is little different & intended to bring smile on your face by sharing interesting stuff & make one feel lighter during times of high stress. Do visit this section whenever you feel stressed, bored up, tired & looking to relax abit. It will also serve as a motivation & inspiration to many.

I request everyone of you for your participation whenever you find suitable.


To start with, I am sharing one old story which is in circulation since a long time.


A lot of monkeys lived near a village.:monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey:

One day a merchant came to the village to buy these monkeys!:monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face:

He announced that he will buy the monkeys @ $100 each. :monkey_face::dollar:

The villagers thought that this man is mad.:innocent:

They thought how can somebody buy stray monkeys at $100 each?:thinking:
Still, some people caught some monkeys and gave it to this merchant and he gave $100 for each monkey. :grimacing:

This news spread like wildfire and people caught monkeys and sold it to the merchant.:grimacing:
After a few days, the merchant announced that he will buy monkeys @ 200 each. :monkey_face::dollar::dollar:

The lazy villagers also ran around to catch the remaining monkeys!:monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey:

They sold the remaining monkeys @ 200 each.:yum:

Then the merchant announced that he will buy monkeys @ 500 each!
The villagers start to lose sleep! … They caught six or seven monkeys, which was all that was left and got 500 each.:speak_no_evil::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey_face::monkey:

The villagers were waiting anxiously for the next announcement.:roll_eyes:

Then the merchant announced that he is going home for a week. And when he returns, he will buy monkeys @ 1000 each!:monkey_face::dollar::dollar::dollar::dollar::dollar:

He asked his employee to take care of the monkeys he bought. He was alone taking care of all the monkeys in a cage.:cowboy_hat_face::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey: :monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey:

The merchant went home.:sunglasses:
The villagers were very sad as there were no more monkeys left for them to sell it at $1000 each.:frowning::disappointed::sweat:

Then the employee told them that he will sell some monkeys @ 700 each secretly. :no_mouth:

This news spread like fire. Since the merchant buys monkey @ 1000 each, there is a 300 profit for each monkey.:grimacing:

The next day, villagers made a queue near the monkey cage.:monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey::monkey_face::monkey::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face::money_mouth_face:
The employee sold all the monkeys at 700 each. The rich bought monkeys in big lots. The poor borrowed money from money lenders and also bought monkeys!
The villagers took care of their monkeys & waited for the merchant to return. :confused:

But nobody came! …:triumph: Then they ran to the employee…:cowboy_hat_face:
But he has already left too !:wink:
The villagers then realised that they have bought the useless stray monkeys @ 700 each and unable to sell them! :weary::tired_face::fearful::cold_sweat::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob:
Share markets, bitcoins are also similar to monkey business at some level.
It will make a lot of people bankrupt and a few people filthy rich in this monkey business. :monkey::wink::sweat_smile:


Lol… This is hilarious… This monkey business reminds me of the subprime mortgage crisis that hit in 2008, :smiley:

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  • Dedicated to all retail traders. :smile:

Instead of humour here I am sharing 29 Warren Buffett Quotes on Investing & Success, which I follow them profoundly and have an evidence of change in my financial decisions as well as psychological thought process.
1) Buffett’s Only Two Rules For Investing…

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1”

It is possible for the stock market to price things wrong! You can find wonderful businesses on sale often. Buffett has this to say about the stock market. “Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive.” For any consumer of daily financial news, this will ring true. Equity markets swing wildly from day to day on the smallest of news, rally, and crash on sentiment, and celebrate or vilify the most inane data points. It’s important not to get caught up in the madness but stick to your homework. Always stay rational.

2) The Market Can Price Things Wrong

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

In other words, don’t focus on short-term swings in price, focus on the underlying value of your investment. “Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.” From a man who has made a fortune on companies like Apple, American Express, General Motors, UPS, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, and Wal-Mart, this is sage advice.

3) High Returns With Low Risk is the Key

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”

Buffett says, “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.” The advice here is obvious but often forgotten, particularly after investors have had some success. The temptation to believe that success in one area you know well allows you to easily analyze another is much greater once you’ve had some good returns, but should be resisted with vigor. Buffett himself has kept out of the technology sector for the most part, given his lack of knowledge of the sector.

4) Get Around the Right People

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.

5) It’s Easier to Look Back Than to Look Into the Future

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”

6) Buy Wonderful Companies

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

This quote is very interesting, as frequently, “value investors” will pass on anything that they cannot get for a deeply discounted price. Berkshire Hathaway has taken a different approach and instead focused on investing in the right companies. This was one of Buffett’s early lessons as a value investor, famously told as his turn away from “cigar-butt investing.”

7) Your Public Image and Reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

8) It’s OK to Dream Big

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

9) Invest for the Long Term

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

10) Buy It Thinking You Will Hold It Forever

“Our favorite holding period is forever.”

11) People Make Investing Seem More Difficult Than it Should

“The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.”

12) Doing Nothing is Often the Right Thing to Do

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.

13) On Finding Honesty in Others

“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”

Buffett once said that “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” In other words, be careful who you trust. Most of the financial “advice” offered by equity analysts, by any range of advisers, and in the media should be taken with a grain of salt. Buffett and his partner have long worked with the same people with whom they have long histories of trust and experience. Any good investor should do the same.

14) Appreciate Where You Came From

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

15) Give Back to Society

“If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.”

16) Don’t Make Investing Difficult

“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”

Buffett has made the point that you don’t have to be a genius to be a good investor, but there is a lot of hard work and due diligence involved. There are some basic investing rules that you need to learn, and if you follow those rules, you’ll be successful.

17) Make Your Own Forecasts

“Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.”

18) It’s Usually Best to Just Say “No”

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

19) Do What You Love

“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

20) Actions vs. Results

“You know… you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.”

21) Invest Only in Companies You Know and Trust

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”

22) Manage Your Time Better

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.”

23) Great Investors Don’t Diversify

“Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.”

24) Seize Great Opportunities and Load Up the Truck

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.”

25) History Doesn’t Dictate the Future

“If past history was all that is needed to play the game of money, the richest people would be librarians.”

26) Choose Your Heroes Wisely

“Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you who you’ll turn out to be.”

27) Make Long Term Investments Over Short Term Ones

“If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.”

Investing is not trading and has a vastly different goal, as trading, when done well, is about taking measured risks for discrete periods of time at sufficient volume as to generate profits, and typically involves wild swings in profitability. Investing is about minimizing risk to generate wealth over the long term, not generating short-term profits. Another great Buffett quote in this vein: “The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.”

28) Don’t Be Greedy

“…not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives.”

29) Spend Time on Personal Development

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

Did I miss any of your favorite Warren Buffett quotes? Leave a comment in the comments section.

Remember this, Warren Buffett started with $100 and turned it into $30 billion. That means that it isn’t about the money you have, it’s about the knowledge you have. It means there are no real barriers to you getting rich if you’re willing to work hard and learn.


The market may be bad, but I slept like a baby last night. I woke up every hour and cried.

  • random funny quote :smile:

Yes, there’s kind of a lack of casual discussions here on the forum. I think this theme should be diluted some more.

Jaspal Bhatti’s IPO.

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Hahahahahha, This is How bitcoin was created :joy::joy::joy:

BITCOIN unstoppable !!

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It’s like Cow are responsible for Global Warming. :zipper_mouth_face: Yes they are but in minuscule in quantity.

I don’t endorse that pic. Whatever is written in it maybe true, false, somewhat true, somewhat incorrect. It can’t be authenticated.

I just shared it as I found it interesting.

Please don’t bring COWS in doing such comparison.

Only humans are responsible for global warming & that includes everyone of us.

I didn’t bring COWS in the comparison, there was a report that cows are too responsible for global warming in guardian. Anyway I said it sarcastically.

yes its true that Bitcoin calculations deploy supercomputer and heavy servers currently they are using six servers outsourced by IBM …i have read news about it,i dont know about future but currently its using lot lot of computing power.

Bitcoin may continue to rally because I feel its not owned by any country’s govt. I mean its spread across global boundaries & not in control & authority of any single nation. Like USD is official legal currency of USA, so is Canadian dollar to canada, likewise Australian dollar, INR, YEN, POUND , EURO etc etc to their respective nations.

But no country has control over governing bitcoin prices. Thats where the secret of bitcoin lies I believe.

Its a private entity & one of the biggest scam of 21st century. This bitcoin bubble seems like special one which never bursts but keeps on going bigger n bigger.

for this planet to survive BITCOIN must PERISH

Bitcoins are crashless :smile:
or may have a free fall. Only time will tell.

But bitcoins certainly have broken all records .

Symphony stock has given 2.41Lacs % returns in last 13 years.

This stock started from 80paise!

10,000 rs invested in it 13 yrs back is now 2.4Cr !

If someone started trading with 25K , 13 yrs back. Would he reach a figure of crore? Never, because theoretically trading can offer great returns. But practically, 99% traders dont make money.

Traders do hard work & they work for money , whereas investors do smart work & money works for them.