Deal or No Deal

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 1:38pm   #1
 
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Deal or No Deal

I was watching Deal or No Deal this morning and wondered.... as traders, if you'd have a plan or strategy if you were to ever go on the gameshow.

The lady that was on this morning had taken out the £50,000 and the £75,000 still had the £250,000 left and was offered £20,000. She said no deal and then proceeded to take out the £250,000 with the very next box, her target before she started was £20,000 but I suspect she got greedy, saw the £250,000 and went for it. She ended up with 10p

Now, if it was me on this show, I'd like to think that having traded I'd go with a target in mind say £30,000 as my T/P, as soon as I'm offered this then deal regardless of what's left. S/L would be as soon as the two biggest went so £250,000 and £75,000 I'd take the very next offer given.

It's interesting to watch this show as you can see peoples greed on a daily basis, they always push it too far and end up with nothing like the target that they wanted, they see the £250,000 and are blinded by what if, but only a very small percentage will ever reach this target and of course it's random so the chances reduce even more, no support or resistance here! I think the people that go on this see it as a once in a lifetime, the massive sum that they can win outweighs the potential loss and end up gambling, so they are offered say £20,000, see the £250,000 still up there and are essentially gambling £20,000 to make £250,000, which invariably goes wrong.

How, as a trader would you approach this show

"22 INDIVIDUALY SEALED BOXES, DEAL.... OR NO DEAL"?
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 1:49pm   #2
 
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In a bored moment, I decided to play online. Don't have a target. Get a feel for the game. You'll know by playing what is realistic for the random choice you get.

I put the strategy to test when my sister whipped out her phone with the game pre-installed. She acted like the banker. I did pretty well but she said I played really boringly...
"Ok, choose a box."
"1."
"You can pick 5 boxes... which shall I click?"
"2... 3... 4... 5... 6..."
...
"You can now pick 4 boxes... which shall I click?"
"7... 8... 9... 10..."
"You're boring."



Whereas my mum was permitted loads of goes, with relevant shouts of jubilation and swearing in Chinese, I was only allowed one go.

The mentality you have to adopt is one of wild punter: imagine you had an account of £10k and went all in with a FTSE trade. You know that if you doubled it, it was purely luck. You couldn't do it again (well, you could risk it all again but you know what I mean), so take the money and close the account. Similarly, you get one shot at the game so as soon as you feel your luck is running out, bail.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 2:10pm   #3
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"Now, if it was me on this show, "

I'd shoot myself.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 2:29pm   #4
 
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I'd shoot Noel Edmonds!
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 2:42pm   #5
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Take the money or open the box ?

Anybody remember Michael Miles and Take Your Pick ?

As far as Noel's offering goes, I would take any half decent cash offer by the banker and get the f*** out of that nauseating place.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 3:00pm   #6
 
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"Now, if it was me on this show, "

I'd shoot myself.

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 3:04pm   #7
 
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Sang Froid started this thread I'd definitely do what shadownija suggested,

open boxes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc... it's fricken random, does it really matter which box you open? Not like the money inside will ever change.

And what's with all the kissing and hugging if you open a box and it's got 1p inside, if it's got over £1000 you don't deserve a hug.

Besides all of this, I still watch it everyday, it's on straight after Countdown, that's a whole afternoon of fun in my book.... roll on the day I retire
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