What is money? Many joke about money. For me, an ordinary man, says "Money is my payment's tools for get some goods and services". Conversely for those who receive my money. So simple and beautiful. Probably you said that is conservative models, but I say this is THE REAL TRADING.
I have a very rich friend and I know he like to observe the figures in the stock exchange through the computer, because he also the stock exchange player. By chance we met in a restaurant and he ask me for gather together. Most of our discussions are about the global financial crisis, because that was the hottest issue. From the fall of the share price and index figures in several world stock exchanges to the reaction of several countries for rescue it. From all of our discussions, there was an interesting part which I want to share in this article (translated in English):
Me : "Still playing the share in stock exchange?"
He : "Scarce at lately because the situation was uncertain"
Me : "How is your view for the share at stock exchange now?"
He : "Huh... like swimming in turbid water, difficult to see its direction"
Me: "Ever had bitter experience?"
He : "I lost almost Rp. 5,800,000,000 in several minutes", he said lightly.
(Wow... a fantastic number for me, huh...)
Me : "Then, what has you get with such money?"
He : "Hm... nothing, just disappear like the wind" he said while breathing.
Me : "Please stop, your wealth could be finished", I said with joking.
And... he gave the amazing answer, like this:
He : "I thought, I did not disrupt my family life. All the family needs has been fulfilled, moreover I opened a deposit account in a bank which its interest more than enough for them. I only using my excess money because I liked the challenge"
Long time I imagine for what he said above. The group of people like him (I calls it the "gambler group") spent money not for anything, only to play the "figures" at the stock exchange computer (I calls it the bookie). On the other hand, the country spent its public's money only to rescue the "figures" too. It's crazy! Gambler lose + bookie panic = rescued by public's money. Incredibly! The fluctuation of stock exchange index figures also was determined by the "gambler group". No certain formulas for determining the "value" of trading in the stock exchange. All by estimating the supply and demand then mixing with lustful + greed + gambling spirits. Did this group of people plays a big role in global financial crisis? Please musing it!
My friend, if you read this article, you know that I'm not write your name.
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