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  • longpickuptruck longpickuptruck Jun 17, 2011 5:04 PM Flag

    this is not good

    Remember, the stock market is gambling. No different than Las Vegas. The big difference is you can lose money usually faster being a short trader than a long.
    In gambling we have winners and losers. No one wins unless someone loses.

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    • Some ivestments such as options are a zero sum game, for every winner there is a loser. This is not true with equities. As long as a company is profitable, it is CREATING VALUE. I can buy a stock and sell it for a profit, the buyer can do likewise. Theoretically every long can profit. Obviously in real life there are cycles and nothing goes up forever. Do your homework,keep an eye on your investments, don't panic over short term dips and be patient. Over the long run you will make money.

    • thank you for verifying my theory: investing is really not a matter of winning or losing, it's actually just a voluntary process of "transferring wealth." If we "buy high and sell low" (the opposite of what's supposed to be recommended,) we don't really lose money, we just bought at too high a price, and now that seller has our money (it didn't disappear.)
      there's more, but that's for later.......

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