A financial market fairy tale

Once upon a time, two farm boys were sent to the local market: one of them to sell the family’s cow and buy a horse, and from a different village a boy was sent to sell the family’s horse and buy a cow.

When the two boys came to the market, one of them cried. “One million for my horse — a cow wanted!” The other boy, who wanted to sell the cow, heard the call not too far away from him, and thought: “One million…