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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Buying Spree

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. MALL- NOON


  4. Restaurant. PETER is focusing on his smartphone screen as food is put on the table.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Until now, I haven't got any messages that any of my stock-buying orders have been fulfilled yet.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I just want to increase the size of the lots that I'm holding, if the price is right.


  8. Pausing.

  9. .

  10. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But that isn't as interesting as buying stocks of a company that I haven't got any lot yet.


  11. Thinking.


  12. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd) : My son shared with me that he had bought the shares of a realty company that should continue to do well.


  13. Peter taps on his smartphone.


  14. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): See if I can buy the company's stocks a little cheaper.


  15. Act 2


  16. INT. STUDY - LATER


  17. Having changed to smarter wear, Peter looks impatient.


  18. PETER (V.O.): I've to attend a meeting soon. None of my orders, including the realty one, have been fulfilled.


  19. Pausing.


  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If the last offer was already at the rock-bottom price, I can't buy it any cheaper.


  21. Peter taps a "real-time quote" icon on the smartphone screen.


  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The last offer remains the same.


  23. Recalling.


  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Any property price over time has 4 recurring phases: rising, booming, slumping and bottoming.


  25. Thinking.


  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As the last asking price is quite stable, it's probable that the price is at rock bottom. It'll recover to rise and boom.


  27. Peter taps on the phone screen.


  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've amended my offer to match with the prevailing asking price. Just hope that I am not over time.


  29. Later, hearing Ding! Peter checks the phone message.


  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes! Done!


  31. EXT. STREETS - LATER


  32. Focusing on the smartphone screen, Peter walks.


  33. PETER (V.O.): The price of the stock I've just bought is recovering.


  34. FLASHBACK


  35. EXT. GOLDEN COAST - YESTERDAY AFTERNOON


  36. At the driver seat, Peter taps on the smartphone.


  37. PETER (V.O.): Before I go swimming, I've made an offer to buy a TV stock at a low price.


  38. Having swum for an hour, Peter returns to the beach to check his smartphone.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What a surprise! My order has just been fulfilled.

  40. Reading.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Not only that, the price of the stock is recovering. I've bought it at the rock-bottom price.


  42. RETURN TO PRESENT


  43. Thinking.


  44. PETER (V.O.): For over half a dozen stocks that I'm holding, the prices have risen over 10%.


  45. Pausing.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The upside is that I've gained; but the downside is that my lots are small.


  47. Pausing.


  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): For lots I bought at different prices at different times, if their prices rise, I'd gain a lot.


  49. Recalling.


  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I felt uncomfortable in buying at certain prices, many of them have turned out to be most profitable.


  51. Thinking.


  52. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I hate financial management. But financial advisers helping me could neither safeguard the principal nor promise an adequate return.


  53. Act 3


  54. INT. MALL - EVENING


  55. Walking past a restaurant, Peter takes a photo of it.


  56. PETER (V.O.): My family love the noodles of this chain. I've also bought its newly issued shares.


  57. Pausing.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe in a bottoming stock market, whatever stocks I bought at whatever prices will recover, rise and boom.


  59. Pausing.


  60. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If I lose money again, I'm losing it myself, rather than to let others lose it for me.


  61. Pausing.


  62. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Meanwhile, the total gain of my DIY stock portfolio exceeds 4.5%.


  63. FADE OUT


  64. THE END





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