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larienna
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I have a game with 5 stock types. Each stock type includes a large field of companies, not just 1 company. I need names for each of these stock types and I want it to be broad enough to cover almost all company types. I have currently found 4 of them, but still want suggestion to find my fifth one. So far I have:

Raw Material: Include wood, ore, gold, diamonds, etc.
Food: Include agriculture, Livestock, industrialized food, grocery store, etc.
Technology: Includes computers, internet, cell phones, ipods, etc.
Transports: Incluces UPS, Trains, Planes, Ships, ground shipping, etc.

For the 5th one I had other Ideas that I don't like much:

Industries: All fields have some industries behind.
Retail: Again, most field has retail behind them
Financial: I like this one a bit more, it includes bonds, mutual funds, banks, insurances, etc.
Construction: Too generic to all fields.

So you have any other ideas?

Katherine
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Essential Services? Medical

Essential Services? Medical and Educational supplies. Electricity Water and Fuel.

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[quote]Essential Services? Medical and Educational supplies. Electricity Water and Fuel.[\quote]

I have not thought about that since here in Canada it's all managed by the government. Fuel would be raw material.

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Ideas

Yeah, I was going to say Utilities, or a subset of that like Energy. I didn't realize that was all federal in Canada.

Why not Media or Entertainment? There's big money in news, magazines, TV, radio and cinema...

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Media is good. Or more

Media is good.

Or more generally, simply Service Industries, as in Goods and Services (since your other four categories are mostly goods). Real-life examples of publicly traded service companies are insurance companies, real estate agencies, advertising and other "design"-type firms, tourism, travel...

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services

Services was also a good Idea but I had no way to put a name on this concept. Is it really called service industry? Also I can always consider food as raw material or natural ressource if I have too much ideas. Media could fall in the board area of communications which can be attatched to technology. But I think media would fit well in services.

Katherine
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A thorn; by any other name,

A thorn; by any other name, is still a thorn.

Are you telling me that in Canada the essential services are free! the goverment supplies them? Where do I get a passport?

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Canada

I've heard that Canada is doing pretty well during this economic crisis.

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Are you telling me that in Canada the essential services are free! the government supplies them? Where do I get a passport?

Most essential services are funded through taxes either from the government or the cities. There is also the federal and provincial government which does not cover the same things. Medical stuff come from the provincial government and unemployment comes from the federal government. Anyways, this is just the basics.

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larienna wrote:Services was

larienna wrote:
Services was also a good Idea but I had no way to put a name on this concept. Is it really called service industry? Also I can always consider food as raw material or natural ressource if I have too much ideas. Media could fall in the board area of communications which can be attatched to technology. But I think media would fit well in services.

Yep. The Service Industry is comprised of companies that primarily provide services, including knowledge and expertise, rather than physical goods. The United States is moving towards a service-based economy, whereas most of our heavy manufacturing (which used to be the strength behind the economy) has moved overseas. I think this is also true of other developed nations, but it's particularly noticeable here because entire swaths of the country that used to rely on manufacturing (Detroit, the steel belt in western PA) have been completely unable to transition from the old to the new economy, and are consequently in dire straits, while other areas (Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Las Vegas) have grown up in almost no time, based entirely on their service industries.

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I would have had it like this if (Read)

Raw Material = Wood, ore diamonds, etc.
Construction = Buildings
Research = Upgrades

Shipyard = Ships and Upgrades
Barrack = Training Troops and Upgrades

If its a empire, city or colony type game.

Start simple with Hunting?
Then Farming?
Bakery?
Fishing?
Ultimate food type(if you plan a High tech further)
Not sure what its named but its a machine that create food out of air or something for as long its in the computer records. You know like they got in star Trek Enterprise or in ..forgot the name buts its the following series after they save earth and all that.

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The companies that make stuff

The companies that make stuff for a nation's military, how about them? They might not be too major a player, not sure.

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a notable omission

No mention of arguably the most important sector of the service industry... Transportation. If you bought it, a truck brought it. (For those who didn't notice that I'm shilling for my industry, I've made my living in transportation for the last decade or so.)

larienna
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SPAM

Ok, I think those 2 last post were simply spam.

ilta
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I think Drew's post was

I think Drew's post was legit. As for the other one, looks like I brought it on with my mention of a certain city in Nevada famous for its casinos. Sorry.

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Mine was kinda legit

I was honest about the fact that I was shilling, so I don't know if that puts me into the legit category, or not. :)

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What about entertainment?

What about entertainment?

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Kirioni
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Maybe even broader?

Perhaps a large category that encompasses services and military... "Human Capital" stocks were it is human based physical skills anything from construction to education... Like HR is to companies Human capital is to stocks... as a non economist it makes sense to me :)

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