Your Questions About Paper Trading Stocks

Linda asks…

could someone explain this movie plot?

in “Trading Places” starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd…… he goes to the NY Stock Exchange and writes stuff on paper and sells it and then buys it back or something. And he becomes a millionaire while some become bankrupt. what’s going on?

John answers:

For the true laymans terms without trying to sound smart, they made a brokerage firm believe that the price of frozen orange juice was going way up because the supply would be short, so the brokerage company started buying the OJ, causing the true price to climb. When the price peaked, Murphy and Aykroyd started selling, causing the price to drop. When the announcement came that there would be plenty of OJ, the price tanked. The brokerage lost all its money because it bought high and the price went way down. When the price bottomed out, Akroyd and Murphy started buying again, buying up most of the available supply and cornering the market. To sum it up, they sold when the price was high and bought when it was low.

Paul asks…

does this seem good punctuation wise?

im writing a more pursuasive paper about walmart…i can care less about wal mart it just seems a bit easier for me to write how its good. please keep opinions to yourself please. My teacher constantly has to put his 2 cents in my essays giving me bad grades 🙁 my problem is mostly grammar and run- on sentences. does this look good? it is my introduction and 1 sentence of my first paragraph. thanks.

Wal-Mart last year saved Americans 50 billion dollars. This ‘big box’ retailer, often the ‘one stop shop’ for many American families does America and the economy more good than bad. With 245 billion dollar sales gross, Wal-mart is the largest company in the world. In conjunction, it has 1.5 million employees and rising making Wal-Mart the world’s largest private employer. Isn’t it safe to say Wal-Mart is more of a ‘give’ and less ‘take’ situation? Absolutely. It Saves Americans money, creating plenty of jobs and allowing buy, sell, or trading of their stock resulting in investment opportunities.
On the other hand, one may argue Wal-mart is a monopoly, destroying jobs and businesses.
Thanks for the help joey!. ill take your word for it.

John answers:

Here is how I would put it:

Last year, Wal-Mart saved Americans 50 billion dollars. This ‘big box’ retailer, often the ‘one stop shop’ for many American families, does America and its economy more good than bad. With a 245 billion-dollar sales gross, Wal-mart is the largest company in the world. In conjunction, it has 1.5 million employees and rising, making Wal-Mart the world’s largest private employer. Isn’t it safe to say Wal-Mart is more of a ‘give’ and less ‘take’ situation? Absolutely. It saves Americans money, creating plenty of jobs and allowing the buying, selling, or trading of their stock resulting in investment opportunities.
On the other hand, one may argue Wal-Mart is a monopoly, destroying jobs and businesses.

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I added a few commas and hypens here and there.

Donna asks…

Tradeking vs sogotrade vs zecco vs sharebuilder etc?

I have about $1,000 to invest in stocks right now. I have done the research and want to buy a few stocks about 5 right now. I want something that I can get low trade commisions and be able to get my money in by ACH fast and without having to fill papers out and mail off. Any suggestions?

John answers:

$1000 isnt much for investing purposes, i would choose 2 good stocks to buy preferably 1, otherwise the commissions will consume way too significant a portion of your investment. You should definetly open a zecco account they are awesome!! If you can spare another 1500 buks to dump into a zecco money market (high interest & risk free) youll get 10 free trades per month and buying 5 stocks with $1000 wont be a problem 🙂

James asks…

How to run a daily count on the gainers vs losers on the s&p 500?

So I’ve been scratching my head for a while now trying find a free charting software that will allow me to run an analysis of the positive v negative stocks at the end of each trading day. Now I can obviously do it the old fashioned way with pen and paper, and on the dow its not to difficult but on the S&P its rather laborious work. So could any one tell me if this is possible? I’ve seen charts presented before however I can’t remember where. Ok thanks in advance for your ideas.

John answers:

It’s unclear to me what it is that you want to analyse. But you can use Excel to list all the returns at the end of the day and then use the histogram function to create charts (e.g. Total negative vs. Total positive returns or all return counted in 1% steps and so on). There are a lot of videos on Youtube that explain the histogram function.

Ken asks…

which is faster? a honda cr125 or a yamaha blaster?

I have a honda cr125 bored to a 210cc 6 speed fmf pipe and too much too list haha it goes upwards of 110mph (yeah i know its hard to believe but its true almost nothing is stock on that bike and it shreds clutches like paper) Im thinking of trading mine for a 2002 yamaha blaster bored to a 240cc 2stroke with a 6 speed trans has fmf pipe and multiple other mods i like both but is it faster or slower than mine if its slower about how fast does it go?

John answers:

I think the cr125 would probably beat the blaster. A dirt bike is lighter than a 4 wheeler almost anyday and they have around the same power. I’ll tell you something, just say i used to have a 1998 ktm 65sx 2 stroke w/ a wiesco piston, it was a motocross bike, and i beat a blaster w/ no problem. 65 beat a 200cc blaster, tell me how that happens.

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