Thursday, August 30, 2007

Runescape Guides - A Beginners Guide To Making Money On Runescape

If you are reading this it's probably because you are interested in Runescape and more importantly making money on Runescape. With millions of players now playing the online game, it's no wonder that there is such a huge demand for making money guides for Runescape.

More or less as soon as you have finished on Tutorial Island, the fun begins. It's easy to get a little overwhelmed for the first few times you go on. The whole place looks so big and confusing. There are people everywhere, probably trying to trade with you do you even know what trading is yet?

Take your time and look around, you don't (and probably won't) make it around the whole world on your first visit. Chances are, you might get lured into the Wilderness though Players are good at doing this to you and it's something that you should avoid at all costs. Never follow someone that tells you to follow them past the warning ditch into wildy, it's where players can kill each other (known as PK player killing).

Next, you might be told that the best way to start making money is by killing chickens and collecting their feathers. It's a very good idea, but you need to collect a few hundred (about a thousand ideally) and sell them all in one go to make the most amount of money from them.

A much better idea is to go mining. As you mine you are gaining experience and pushing your levels up, as your levels progress so does the available ores. The one you can start mining straight away is copper and tin, if you smelt these together them produce bronze. I strongly advise doing both mining and smelting to start with. Not only will it take your experience and levels up, it's easy to sell and in demand most of the time.

This brings me on to another problem that people new to the game soon come across. Not everything stays at the same price all the time. Supply and demand play a big part of how much something costs. For example, yew logs are normally in demand all the time, whereas sapphires can be sold for lots of GP (gold pieces the currency of Runescape) on one day and then nothing the next. If lots of people start to sell something at the same time, the price will go down. If there is hardly anyone selling something, the price shoots up. Learning how to judge this is important.

Making money on Runescape takes time and effort, but the rewards are certainly worth it. Anyone with lots of GP will hold power, power can get you almost anything you want. It's easy to see why there are lots of people playing the game purely to make money (you can also make money in the real world given enough time.)

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How The Value of Stocks Are Influenced

A stocks value can change at any given moment, depending on market conditions,investor perceptions, or a number of other issues. When investors pour money into a company's stock, they do so because they believe that the company is going to turn a profit, and the company's stock will go up in value. However if the investors decide that the company's outlook is poor, and they don't invest, or if they sell the stock that they already own, then the company's stock price will fall.

Investors that purchase stock, believe that others will by the stock as well, and that the share price will rise. Investing is a gamble, but its nothing like betting on horses. a long shot always has a chance to win the race even if everyone else is betting on the favorite. But in the stock market, the betting itself actually influences the outcome. Should lots of investors bet on a particular stock, the price of the stock will rise. The stock becomes more valuable because investors want it. The reverse is also true, if investors sell their stock in a company, the stock will fall in value. The more a stock fall, the more investors will sell.

Some people just invest in stock to get a quarterly dividend payment. Dividends are a portion of the company's profits that are paid out to its shareholders. Lets say that if a company declares a annual dividend of $8 dollars a share, and you own 100 shares then you will have made $800 dollars a year, or they would be paid $200 dollars each quarter. The company's board of directors decides how large of a dividend the company will pay, or if it will pay one at all. Most of the time only large, mature companies pay dividends. Smaller companies need to keep reinvesting their profits in-order to continue to grow.

All stocks don't act alike. One of the basic differences is how closely a stocks value, or price, is tied to the condition of the economy. Cyclical stocks are the shares of a company that are highly dependant on the state of the economy. When the economy slows down, their earnings fall rapidly, and so dose the price of their stock. However once the economy recovers, a company's earnings will rise rapidly and their stock will go up.

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