Investment

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Investment is a method of generating funds in Universal Paperclips during Stage 1.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Investment is opened to the player by researching the Algorithmic Trading project. This will create a trading window where the player can Deposit funds and Withdraw them.

There are two clickable buttons and a drop down menu, as well as a list of three values. The values are for "Cash", "Stocks" and "Total", and are in dollar amounts. The drop down menu lets you chose Low, Medium or High risk investments. The clickables are "Deposit" which will deposit all of your available Funds into the market at once, and "Withdraw" which will withdraw the value currently in "Cash", leaving the value in "Stocks" behind.

You have no control over the table of stocks -- it's just a visual. Under the Investments box is a clickable for "Upgrade Investments Engine" followed by Level: n, where n is the current level. You begin at 0, and require 100 yomi to improve (see below).

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Start early, and let compound interest work its magic
  • Keep at low risk at least until you've improved the investment engine to Level 2
  • Withdraw half of funds before increasing the risk level. If selection was too risky and you lose funds, lower risk and deposit again.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The investment engine can be upgraded with yomi (gained through Strategic Modeling)

The cost of Level $n$ is $100 * n ^ e$. (Here $e$ is the mathematical constant 2.718...).

Keep in mind that Level 3 is enough to complete Stage 1, and that Investments are only available on that stage, while Yomi will be useful on Stage 2 and vital to Stage 3. Even more, you'll probably have to make most of these improvements before AutoTourney, so it's a bit of a hassle to get so much Yomi.

You can increase the profit/loss ratio by 0.01 four times with Male Pattern Baldness, Cure for Cancer, World Peace, and Global Warming. ("global stock prices trending upward")

Level Profit/Loss Ratio Cost (Yomi)
0 0.50 (?)
1 0.51 100
2 0.52 658
3 0.53 1981
4 0.54 4,330
5 0.55 7,943
6 0.56 13,038
7 0.57 19,825
8 0.58 28,500
9 0.59 39,255
10 0.60 52,273
11 0.61 67,732
12 0.62 85,806
13 0.63 106,662
14 0.64 130,466
15 0.65 157,379
16 0.66 187,558
17 0.67 221,160
18 0.68 258,335
19 0.69 299,235
20 0.70 344,006
21 0.71 392,793
22 0.72 445,741
23 0.73 502,990
24 0.74 564,680
25 0.75 630,949
26 0.76 701,934
27 0.77 777,768
28 0.78 858,585
29 0.79 944,517
30 0.80 1,035,695
31 0.81 1,132,248
32 0.82 1,234,303
33 0.83 1,341,989
34 0.84 1,455,430
35 0.85 1,574,752
36 0.96 1,700,078
37 0.87 1,831,531
38 0.88 1,969,233
39 0.89 2,113,304
40 0.90 2,263,865
41 0.91 2,421,035
42 0.92 2,584,932
43 0.93 2,755,673
44 0.94 2,933,375
45 0.95 3,118,154
46 0.96 3,310,125
47 0.97 3,509,402
48 0.98 3,716,100
49 0.99 3,930,332
50 1.00 4,152,209
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