Why Trading Onions on Financial Markets is Illegal

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting2 muaj më parë

    Go buy any HAI or Wendover merch (no minimums or anything) and get a free month of Nebula, where you can watch our 30-minute long special about bricks, among other, less-refined pieces of content: Standard.tv/HAI or Standard.tv/wendover

  • Ravioli galeoli

    Ravioli galeoli

    Muaj më parë

    And the brick vid

  • Joseph Reagan

    Joseph Reagan

    2 muaj më parë

    Does this mean that I could theoretically start an onion mafia? And trade onions on the black market?

  • love nest

    love nest

    2 muaj më parë

    I sense that your more recent videos had more comedy in them than actual content, I appreciate your comedy and jokes, i think it is quite hilarious and funny, but sometimes it is overdone and there is less knowledgeble content in the video i think. Next time, just make a 3 minute video instead of filling it up with too many jokes. Just a word of advice, other than that, your videos are great. keep up the great work!

  • Maarten Canters

    Maarten Canters

    2 muaj më parë

    Why is there incredibly HD stock footage of an onion falling into water

  • RoyalGummyWorm


    2 muaj më parë


  • Nishant Nath
    Nishant Nath37 minuta më parë

    Lol ... it's not a new thing in India we have been doing these kind of hording for over 1000 year 😂

  • Gabriel Aiello
    Gabriel Aiello3 orë më parë

    The og Spiffing Brit lol

  • Hugh Glassey
    Hugh Glassey7 orë më parë


  • A.C. Jelly
    A.C. Jelly17 orë më parë

    Something smells of tulips.

  • Patrick King
    Patrick King18 orë më parë

    This video made me a communist

  • Golden Gold
    Golden Gold22 orë më parë

    Bath tub reference is from the Big Short.

  • Sir. Stupidity
    Sir. Stupidity2 ditë më parë

    Yes,But I'm big brain so I make my own

  • Maia Emmett
    Maia Emmett2 ditë më parë

    I feel like banning onion futures is like slapping a bandaid on it and not addressing the problem that leads up to this in the first place in that someone can corner the market at all. Like good job, you didn't fix anything, someone could theoretically do this with something other than onions still.

  • Angra Mainyu
    Angra Mainyu3 ditë më parë

    Moral of the Story: Scalping is bad for everyone!

  • Bram Middelkamp
    Bram Middelkamp3 ditë më parë

    Honestly they should leave the market back on its own and just put the guy responsible for a whole lot of lost food in jail for 20 years or so.

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith3 ditë më parë

    Quick, let's trade onions while the government is distracted by Covid.

  • Vince B
    Vince B3 ditë më parë

    Wonder of this concept would work nowadays with another product, hmmm time to look into ornamental gourd futures.

  • Andrew
    Andrew3 ditë më parë

    Couldn't they just import them from another country?

  • AsterLight
    AsterLight4 ditë më parë

    We all know its because Onionbot is too good at correctly predicting the weather

  • Bryan laser magik Tyler
    Bryan laser magik Tyler6 ditë më parë

    who in what world cuts the onion with the skin still on it

  • LilacDoe
    LilacDoe7 ditë më parë

    It seems like it'd have been better to go after him with antitrust laws and market manipulation. Basically rip his futures away and ban him from ever trading in the markets again.

  • Marek Peplinski
    Marek Peplinski7 ditë më parë

    If that farmer had qll the infinity stones he would have snapped and all the onion prices would have dropped by half

  • Cliche _
    Cliche _8 ditë më parë

    One Giant Onion: my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined

  • The A5
    The A59 ditë më parë

    Wait, but is trading carrots legal?

  • Patrick Mendoza
    Patrick Mendoza10 ditë më parë

    Gnomes Underpants Economics right there

  • FalenAnjel
    FalenAnjel11 ditë më parë

    I think the term is "monopoly".

  • Eftimie Andrei
    Eftimie Andrei12 ditë më parë

    My onion is safe in my garden and he doesn't own any of it :))

  • Eric M
    Eric M12 ditë më parë

    I feel like this could make for a great TV movie; Cuddlebuns: The man who made America cry

  • Madame Roseline
    Madame Roseline12 ditë më parë

    The best decision I ever made in my life was investing in the forex market 😊

  • Joyner Lewis

    Joyner Lewis

    12 ditë më parë

    You're really killing this Roseline. Keep up the good work.

  • Paul Livermore

    Paul Livermore

    12 ditë më parë

    @Jude Boxley For real!

  • Paul Livermore

    Paul Livermore

    12 ditë më parë

    @Brianna Trower Do you make consistent profits off this?

  • Paul Livermore

    Paul Livermore

    12 ditë më parë

    @Roland Armandar Same here lol

  • Bjorn Gunnarsson

    Bjorn Gunnarsson

    12 ditë më parë

    Thanks a lot for the recommendation.

  • Techi
    Techi12 ditë më parë

    Its always the onions.

  • DemonCore44
    DemonCore4412 ditë më parë

    “I’m a god damn onion mason”

  • Reshuram
    Reshuram12 ditë më parë


  • EXbob
    EXbob13 ditë më parë

    3:48 What the FUCK is up with your audio mixing dude this is so much louder than everything else in the video

  • Casey Chapman
    Casey Chapman13 ditë më parë

    Take a shot every time they say “onion”

  • Nunya Biznas
    Nunya Biznas13 ditë më parë

    Thumbnail: A big arrow pointing that says "stinks" at hai’s logo

  • Pr00ch
    Pr00ch13 ditë më parë

    How did he short onions if he owned all the onions?

  • Ahmed Al-Khalaf
    Ahmed Al-Khalaf13 ditë më parë

    25.8069 Square root of 666. Nice.

  • Taping
    Taping14 ditë më parë

    that thumbnail is *to* good

  • pete275
    pete27515 ditë më parë

    And what about that time when Eddie Murphy tried to corner the orange market ?

  • Picklechu
    Picklechu15 ditë më parë

    Do onion *bots* count?

  • Shiekat YT
    Shiekat YT15 ditë më parë

    me: (sees title) this might be intresting HAI: plays "mas queso" at the start me: *SUB*

  • Chris Katz
    Chris Katz16 ditë më parë

    And if I plant onions? Me: "if he steps here I'll stab em"

  • will webster
    will webster16 ditë më parë

    Thumbnail got me, ffs

  • Pep Zilla
    Pep Zilla17 ditë më parë

    Me: I want to sleep ALthe: Don't you want to know why onions aren't traded?

  • Rath
    Rath17 ditë më parë

    So potentionaly if you have enugh money you can buy the whole marked on one thing and the sell it at an inflated price to make a metric-crap tun of money.

  • Anya Warrior
    Anya Warrior17 ditë më parë

    So it's fine to keep people from receiving life-saving medication by making it cost an ungodly amount, but they put a ban on trading just onions because one guy made a monopoly out of it instead of actually focusing on the root of the problem. Gotcha.

  • Redcometchar
    Redcometchar17 ditë më parë

    Jesus this guy is too much rofl

  • 2 2
    2 217 ditë më parë

    So what no one had onions in 1955? How did no one notice this lol?

  • JonnyAxehandle
    JonnyAxehandle17 ditë më parë

    When life gives you sour onions make sour onionade

  • Robb Presnell
    Robb Presnell18 ditë më parë

    i thought this was the onion lol

  • PyroManZII
    PyroManZII18 ditë më parë

    *one man proves huge flaws in Capitalist system that could be applied to just about any commodity* Politicians: "bAn OnIoNs"

  • Coal Phoenix
    Coal Phoenix18 ditë më parë

    O N I O N S

  • skepbeans
    skepbeans18 ditë më parë

    I love raw onions but ok

  • Dydlus
    Dydlus19 ditë më parë

    I swear to God, i had an economics test in October of 2020 where one of the tasks was "Determine the price and supply that leads to economic equilibrium on the onion market". Then again, one of the possible answers for "A monopoly is a market in which..." was "...old people are given things for free", so maybe it's just a coincedence.

  • Waterdye
    Waterdye19 ditë më parë


  • RadenWA
    RadenWA19 ditë më parë

    Who knew the real _stalk market_ was Onions, not Turnips

  • WillFulForza
    WillFulForza20 ditë më parë


  • Lucky Dal
    Lucky Dal20 ditë më parë

    And that’s on ✨monopolies✨

  • James
    James20 ditë më parë

    I thought this was satire for almost the whole video. My goodness

  • Lockheed AH- 56 Cheyenne
    Lockheed AH- 56 Cheyenne20 ditë më parë

    i just wonder why trading althe.info/number/sqeSpWqHap2qmLI/video is isnt legal on financial markets

  • Reality Boat
    Reality Boat21 ditë më parë

    Animal crossing is illegal

  • Paul Levesque
    Paul Levesque22 ditë më parë

    For anyone who cares enough to be curious but not enough to do basic math the price of onions dropped by about 97% which is completely buttfuck insane for any commodity on Earth

  • msmx music
    msmx music22 ditë më parë

    daisy mae: heheh im a criminal

  • Edward Wood
    Edward Wood23 ditë më parë

    It sounds like he tor up the onion market.

  • DuffinThe Muffin
    DuffinThe Muffin23 ditë më parë

    Abusing capitalism is a high like no other

  • peanut moose
    peanut moose23 ditë më parë

    Hey do a video on good's vs bad's in regards to comodity's

  • Canadian Gamer
    Canadian Gamer23 ditë më parë

    Step 2: Stonks

  • Radu Cristescu
    Radu Cristescu23 ditë më parë

    Onion Farmers: "We're going bankrupt because of this market manipulation" Government: "Ban onion futures" Onion Farmers: "Now we can't sell our onions at a fixed future price" Government: "And?"

  • Thomas CS
    Thomas CS24 ditë më parë

    Anybody disappointed that he didn't keep listing the future of onions?

  • Dr. Rank
    Dr. Rank24 ditë më parë

    The point is that I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.

  • Luke jones
    Luke jones24 ditë më parë

    Can you corner the aids market?

  • Mux
    Mux24 ditë më parë

    If i find someone snitching they finna wake up with onions up their asses

  • RyboBBurn
    RyboBBurn24 ditë më parë

    *Fun Fact=* The first guy who lost millions through investing his money into shares of onions cried so hard that it cursed all the last of the onions left in this world *and that's why onions make you cry.* True fact.

  • personn
    personn24 ditë më parë

    Petition for HAI to finish his top 50 theories about onions

    LONE WOLF24 ditë më parë


  • Appletini iBake
    Appletini iBake25 ditë më parë


  • Scomo-maccas adventure
    Scomo-maccas adventure25 ditë më parë

    Future markets the biggest scam going.

  • Dungeons and Roses
    Dungeons and Roses25 ditë më parë

    ALL the onions? That’s shallot of onions.

  • david davud
    david davud26 ditë më parë

    That thumbnail just sold it to me and I haven't even seen the video yet

  • Psychlops 924
    Psychlops 92426 ditë më parë

    Not gonna lie, I was not expecting that bath scene. There was a lot more skin than I’m used to in an HAI video

  • Lyarrah
    Lyarrah26 ditë më parë

    did anyone else spend the entire time expecting this to be about something else and he was just using onions as a cover so you'd be like wow that's ridiculous when he revealed it at the last second?

  • Dave Publiday
    Dave Publiday26 ditë më parë

    ...and they just made selling water futures a thing. Might be better to make water futures illegal and onion futures legal...

  • blckbldng
    blckbldng27 ditë më parë


  • Mathew Miller
    Mathew Miller27 ditë më parë

    So I shouldn’t be trying to buy up all the onions in Animal Crossing anymore then?

  • red comn
    red comn27 ditë më parë

    Onion is a great stuff to sell tho.

  • steyn17
    steyn1727 ditë më parë

    2:03 the Dutch: *Tulip Mania bubble crash in the 17th century flashbacks*

  • xMono789
    xMono78928 ditë më parë

    Am an accountant, can agree that description is "much."

  • Bruno Falcão
    Bruno Falcão28 ditë më parë

    That’s why Davos Seaworth had to smuggle them in the first place.

  • Ninja Baiano
    Ninja Baiano28 ditë më parë

    Explain why this does not aplies to diamonds too?

  • アキ
    アキ28 ditë më parë

    I just liked the thumbnail, that’s why I’m here

  • Ananya Iyer
    Ananya IyerMuaj më parë

    -Nirmala Seetharaman has entered the chat.-

  • Javier Albinarrate
    Javier AlbinarrateMuaj më parë

    Total Onion Domination = Onionopoly

  • Rayquaza Dinosaur 37
    Rayquaza Dinosaur 37Muaj më parë

    I don't need sleep, I need answers

  • anthony mo
    anthony moMuaj më parë

    Kinda sounds like a monopoly

  • Alex
    AlexMuaj më parë

    love the content(and the puns) but maybe too many stock videos, lol

  • jon lyn
    jon lynMuaj më parë

    3:47 lololololololololololol

  • Armanplayz yt
    Armanplayz ytMuaj më parë

    3:06 *nice*

  • FermiGBM1
    FermiGBM1Muaj më parë

    CME is the same futures market that adopted Bitcoin, lol didn't know about this stuff

  • FermiGBM1
    FermiGBM1Muaj më parë

    Wouldn't the interest be massive long term if they used futures, don't really get your point unless he had his own exchange

  • RayRexDex
    RayRexDexMuaj më parë

    This makes me cry.

  • professor jeremy sandras IV
    professor jeremy sandras IVMuaj më parë


  • Huntracony
    HuntraconyMuaj më parë

    So, rather than taking this example of a flaw in capitalism and making it illegal to buy up entire markets, they decided that this is a problem with onions somehow and made farmers' lives more difficult. Great job.

  • 33moneyball
    33moneyballMuaj më parë

    And the banning hurt onion farmers...allowing the market to resolve this long term would’ve been the right play.

  • 33moneyball
    33moneyballMuaj më parë

    He couldn’t stop a new onion farmer from stepping in and capturing profit from his artificially inflated price....this isn’t like cornering the gold market. A big landowner could just decide to start onion farming after the massive price increase.

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