Published on Nov 28, 2013
Why are there stocks at all?
Everyday in the news we hear about the stock exchange, stocks and money moving around the globe. Still, a lot of people don’t have an idea why we have stock markets at all, because the topic is usually very dry. We made a short video about the basics of the stock exchanges. With robots. Robots are kewl!
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COMMENTS • 2,316
overTIMe2 years ago
3:02 As if he had known about the VW scandal … look at the sudden drop :D
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Zeno2 years ago
The ad of this video told me not to watch youtube and learn pro stock strategies really im not even kidding
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yaguzi2 years ago
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JCadd62 years ago
tfw you watch a video titled “for dummies” and you still don’t get it
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thatvirgosoul1 year ago
I still don’t understand. I must be the biggest dummy :(
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ProgamerEU2 years ago
learned more in those 3 minutes and 30 seconds than in 9 years of school, gj m8s
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Teutonician1 year ago
I just got a stock exchange advertisement from this vid no joke
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Chase H.10 months ago
Okay, so where do the numbers come from, what are they based on, and who determines them?
Jon3 years ago (edited)
So our entire economy is pretty much controlled by a hypothetical idea that can be sold? That sounds terrible…
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Cozmo Teckla1 year ago
what I heard was buy some youtube shares.
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Maymays1 year ago
How the hell do you animate this?
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I like manatees1 year ago
Why is it for dummies, if I don’t understand it?
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Claire Petersen1 year ago
Please make a video on Bitcoin! I really need that explained to me! ^_^
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Jensettiman2 years ago
This video is a few years old, but it seems like it predicted the future, because I watched it now, and noticed the DAX showed VW’s value drop drastically at 3:02
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DanielR11 year ago
I literally got a stock exchange ad while watching this
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Slack3 years ago
How about about doing one about money and the banking system and quantative easing etc, the more people know that 97% of all money doesn’t actually exist in physical form the better.
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BosonCollider2 years ago
This really is not a very informative video if you want to learn about stocks, since it paints the stock market as a place you go to for gambling your money on the short term and does not mention important things such as stock dividends which are the whole point of owning stock.
Stocks are by far the best long term investment you can make, as long as you see stocks as a paper that gives you dividends from a company, and the market only as a place to buy or sell them and nothing more. If you feel that you have to react to events quickly or even bother about the short term value of your stock, you are using stocks the wrong way. You should judge the price of a stock by the dividends and capital that it’s company holds, not by how the market price has been trending recently.
Warren Buffett explains it better than I do: stocks-beat-gold-and-bonds/
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Livvy Hackett1 year ago
Literally watched an ad explaining stock exchange right before this xD
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Dinster Vlogs5 months ago
Just started making informative and fun videos like this. Any other knowledge-seekers wanna subscribe and checkout my stuff? 😁
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Tim Cook2 years ago
I have a degree in finance if anyone has any question.
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