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adolnikov

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« on: 01-05-2005 02:58 »

If the employees of Planet Express (and that old cat woman) owned all shares of the company between themselves, who was driving the price up and down at the end of the episode?
Zeep

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« Reply #1 on: 01-05-2005 03:52 »

Fry. the stock gained or lost value based on what he said.

For example, if I owned a company that was publicly traded, and told everyone that I was going to take the company's money and buy myself a huge hot tub, the stock price would go down. If I said we were going to spend more money on product quality, or something, the stock value would probably go up.
adolnikov

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« Reply #2 on: 01-05-2005 06:37 »

Yes, but the price goes down because people think your idea is stupid and they are not willing to pay as much for the stock.  Prices aren’t just set—they are set BY something.  When you ask the price of a company, you’re really asking what it was last traded at.  For a price to change, there has to be trading.  If a stock moves at 0 volume, the price remains stagnant.

Since Fry, Leela, and the others were the only people who held stock, and they weren’t trading it, there was no way for the price to change.
Gambit

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« Reply #3 on: 01-05-2005 09:44 »

this should be in the weird scenes section should it not?

also, perhaps the way stocks are operated have changed over 1000 years...

You read it, you cant unread it!
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #4 on: 01-05-2005 10:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2005 10:56 »

I agree with Gambit, also i think you're looking to hard into it. No offense, I just think its a cartoon so therefore most rules etc are void!

And welcome to Peel! Enjoy your stay at Nerdworld!  big grin
Idan_Aharoni

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 01-06-2005 03:22 »

We've already discussed that question (too lazy to bring a link to the older thread), but the conclusion was that we have no idea how commerence in the 3000's work, it has probably changed a bit.
killbot4000

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« Reply #6 on: 03-06-2005 01:02 »

i have a question why did zoidberg own 51 percent of the stocks of the plant express.i think i spelled his name.
Jish

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« Reply #7 on: 03-06-2005 15:16 »

As Hermes explained, the shares were useless, and Zoidberg kept asking for toilet paper. Since the shares were so useless, Hermes gave them to Zoidberg for that exact reason.

Apparently they were never used. At least, we hope not.
killbot4000

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« Reply #8 on: 03-06-2005 15:31 »

ooohhhh thanks Jish i guess i didn't notice.
Eyedol7513

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #9 on: 03-06-2005 18:28 »

It's just a cartoon man, no need to treat it as if it should be actually realistic. (But I do agree with the theory that we don't know how that stuff works in the future.)
cujoe169
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« Reply #10 on: 03-08-2005 17:06 »

i don't think you guys realize how stocks work... price is an average of current price... and what others are bidding for it... when he says good things... other investors put in buys bidding at a certain higher price... ergo demand drives up the price of a stagnant stock
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #11 on: 03-08-2005 17:49 »

Maybe the Stock Market can read people's minds.
Perwain

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« Reply #12 on: 03-25-2005 23:54 »

What cujoe said.

As fry talked, other investors put up a bid to buy the stocks and were willing to bid higher on the good things fry talked about and bid lower on the bad things fry talked about.
cujoe169
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« Reply #13 on: 03-26-2005 00:40 »

thank you perwain for supporting my statement... add one to the positive contributions column... lol
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