The 10 Dollar Monkeys!

Once upon a time in a small town, a man announced to its residents that he would buy monkeys for $ 10. The townsmen, 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 townsmen stopped their effort.He further announced that he would now buy at $ 20. This renewed the efforts of the townsmen and they started catching monkeys 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 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 townsmen. “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 it to him for $ 50.

The townsmen squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

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

Welcome to the world of ‘Stock Market’

9 Responses to The 10 Dollar Monkeys!

  1. skybeen April 23, 2013 at 11:39 AM #


  2. Syed A K April 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM #

    a good comparison. stock market Vs. Monkey business…. Thanks for sharing

  3. Temitayo Taiwo April 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM #

    Wat a foolish way to exploit another fellow.

  4. Ahmed April 19, 2013 at 2:01 AM #

    Thats true but thats the way the rich became rich and the folish still dreaming

  5. Dori April 18, 2013 at 6:21 PM #

    What a sad world we leave in, people are out to con the weak and the poor, we must be aware of all the con artist and all the their tricks.

  6. sharif123 April 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM #

    Beautiful example

  7. ABDUL MATIN SHEIKH April 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM #




  8. hussein kanah April 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM #

    A very clever man.

  9. The Engineer April 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM #

    And it is so true about the stock market.
    The rich business men who control the stock market, make it feel as if we are controlling the market.
    They are ones who gain money, we only donate our savings to them…..
    but getting attracted by small gains.