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Old Oct 21, 2004, 9:01am   #1
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A brain teaser!!!

Hi there,

If anyone thinks they are extra bright out there and knows investments back to front, see if you can answer this question:

'What is the best investment to hold in a perfect world?'

Please read the question carefully and serious answers please.
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 9:03am   #2
 
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Answer : "What"


in my perfect world, we dont have punctuation.
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:10am   #3
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Answer : "What"


in my perfect world, we dont have punctuation.
Hello Seymour

Where can I trade "What" and what is "What"

millermandil

I am not extra bright and I do not know investments back to front. But after giving your question some thought I came to the conclusion that in a perfect world there would be no need for investments.

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:14am   #4
 
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ooo Bracke you cheeky scamp!


another alternative answer is a first-born child.

certainly is an investment


would also make the world perfect...




ahhh, Chinos Goes Sentimental.....

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:28am   #5
 
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In a perfect (grammatical) world, "What" would be Which
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:49am   #6
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A first born child may be an investment in biological and fulfilment terms but unless you live in a subsistence economy I doubt you would regard the happy event as a financial investment, rather the complete opposite.

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A semantical post what is appreciated.

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 8:58pm   #7
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millermandil started this thread OK...my apologies for the grammatically inaccurate post. Will let you know the answer 2morrow, as it was in fact my boss who set out the question...thus soon I'll know whether the answers some of you have given are 'equitable'....................... or not!

Thank you for participating.

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 9:22pm   #8
 
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An infinite capacity to exclusively produce and sell a drug that could convince people it was actually an imperfect world?
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 10:06pm   #9
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In a perfect world, currencies would not exist and nothing would be bought or sold (that was the vision of the communists). No need for insurance, bonds, gold, shares etc. No disease either.

I will wait for the answer because I am sure that it will show a lack of imagination/clear thinking on my part.
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 10:34pm   #10
 
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:15pm   #11
 
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A perfect world might allow every sentient creature to lead the life that would bring them the most happiness, whatever that may entail. No creature would suffer unless it wished to. No need to select an investment here as a random choice would always be the best, performance tailored to the wish of the investor. It might lose if the investor had a money hang-up.

Another perfect world might be 100% economically efficient, with the inefficient allowed to suffer the necessary fate. In this case investments might be pointless because there would be no inefficiency, or edge, to exploit.

Or perhaps a perfect world would be one without several species that exist today as, objectively perhaps, the world would be in better balance without them. If man was included on the extinction rota then investments would be irrelevant.

Just three poor examples of perfection, according to a different point of view. A clarification would be welcome. If it is to be objective perfection, then how do we judge it, and if not, whose point of view defines it?

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Old Oct 22, 2004, 9:02am   #12
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millermandil started this thread Hey all!

Just had the morning meeting and I can safely say you are all wrong, by a long shot! The problem is my boss is going to publish this one day, so I can't reveal the answer. However he made a mistake in setting out the question, so Ill repeat and give you a clue. And if anyone get's the answer, I'll let you know.

'Which are the best investments to hold in a perfect world?'

Clue: There are two.
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That'll be breasts ,then.
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 9:19am   #15
 
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Your boss isn't so smart then He can't even get the question right
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