Breaking news: "The stock market is corrupt and risky." The big hedgies do not make
money off winning stocks. They make money by draining your account with rigged gambles.
My favorite is where the company with the great product (think solar) has a big PPS run up and IMMEDIATELY dilutes with a secondary, driving the PPS back down. Mr CEO, he now be rich and he lay low and he laugh a lot. Buffett says that if you must play, buy index funds. Do not try to pick winners.