Why the Stock Market Isn't a Gambling Machine

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  • Report this Comment On January 21, 2014, at 6:59 PM, neamakri wrote:

    IMHO the stock market is the worlds biggest gambling mecca. If not, then what are options but betting on prices? What about covered spreads? Anything except actually selling or purchasing stock shares is simply a form of gambling.

    I purchase stock because I believe in the company and wish to be part owner. I sell stock when the company no longer meets my terms.

    Compare that to High Frequency Trading which has no clue about the true value of a company, only its stock price at that millisecond. You might as well call it High Frequency Gambling.

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