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Dont Gamble with Stock

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1Dont Gamble with Stock Empty Dont Gamble with Stock Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:44 am

Universalgoal


Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. so Invest Very Happy Very Happy

2Dont Gamble with Stock Empty Re: Dont Gamble with Stock Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:57 am

podda2


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
mage portfolieo eken 60%k sira walin thiynne.avg price 4.4

eka hoda thiranayak wewida?profit thiyena nisa bagayak dunnata kamak nadda?

3Dont Gamble with Stock Empty Re: Dont Gamble with Stock Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:59 am

Senior Citizen

Senior Citizen
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
The difference between Gambling and Investing is dependent on whether one loses or gains.

4Dont Gamble with Stock Empty Re: Dont Gamble with Stock Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:11 am

Spoon

Spoon
Senior Equity Analytic
Senior Equity Analytic
[quote="Senior Citizen"]The difference between Gambling and Investing is dependent on whether one loses or gains.

[/quote]

Except with investing you may not gain either (although to a lesser degree compared to if you had gambled mindlessly). This isn't a black and white situation.

5Dont Gamble with Stock Empty Re: Dont Gamble with Stock Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:26 am

Universalgoal


Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price

6Dont Gamble with Stock Empty Re: Dont Gamble with Stock Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:34 am

Spoon

Spoon
Senior Equity Analytic
Senior Equity Analytic
[quote="Universalgoal"]an investment is a monetary asset purchased [b]with the idea[/b] that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price[/quote]

Bolded what's appropriate.

Look I'm all for investing and I honestly believe people should make judgements based on the fundamentals of a company, its corporate governance and its valuation before putting their money anywhere. People who only look at simple technical analysis, beta values and price trends are the real gamblers. Day to day speculative gains are hard unless you're well connected, otherwise resort to long-term investments.

But to say "investing" implies gains is a misleading statement. Intelligent investing may have a higher degree of generating capital gains, but no one can predict the intricacies of the future.

Let's not cast it as black and white. It's a complicated subject and should be treated as such.

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