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    'Ello! So today I was discussing about the stock market with my maths teacher(not my economics strangely) and our conversation went over Shareprices of a company rising after sacking some workers. Anyone care to explain how this works in a way that a simpleton like me would understand?

    A share price is really just the value of expected future profit of a company (not strictly true, but more or less enough to give you the idea). I.e. what it is worth, or its value. Generally cost cutting exercises, such as firing workers, will increase profitability and thus raise share prices.
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