US stocks are scams

The more you invest the more brokers and hedge funds and money market people find reasons to go opposite. I know thats not how they use to be but they are now. I warn
others more then anything about the potential big losses for investors. Stocks are legalized gambling that is fixed against investor.I chalked up my 5 k loss to not only one stock but many. Forget daytrading they can track when and how often you trade and hold a stock opposite your position at will. When a stock gets the most positive attention to attract investors expect people get together enmass to clean out sometimes or go opposite your position.. The same way with horse racing never ever put allot of money on a horse, once it shows in pools it has tons more chance to lose then the horse that had less big money on it. You can believe or not believe but don't lose your money . Stocks do best after you get out. The stocks that go up the most are the ones you were never in, and where maket sites talk about after the fact. I am doing my best to protect people , don't gamble .. Stocks are the biggest or manipulated since a fix in horse racing .This is just another reality that news will never go over .
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Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.
The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started Catching monkeys again.
Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 ! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.
In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. "Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each."
The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys. Then they never saw the man nor his assistant again, only monkeys everywhere!
Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works!

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Silly analogy. The facts are clear. Over a long period of time, stock prices rise. Besides, if you do not accumulate money and save, you will be poor. You can save either by putting the money you earn under your mattress, or you can save by "investing" your money. When you put your money in your mattress, you better be prepared to put a whole lot of money under your mattress, because inflation will turn that money that you put there, worth less over time. You can "invest" that money in a number of ways. Every other method you use carries some risk. The concept is called risk vs. reward. Generally it works this way. The higher the risk, the higher the potential reward. The lower the risk, the lower the potential reward.
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What drivel. There are easy investments that are much safer and benificial than the stock market. Such as . . . Your own education Your kids education Your house A rental house Tools/equipment for your business Timberland Waterfront lots Euros/euro denominated funds
There is no free lunch. For the average person with a real job the stock market is a scam.
Dave
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Pretty soon this overvalued currency is going to correct itself. [A lot of people aree going to be hurting]

Not really. [Which is why over half of America invest in the stock market]
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On Apr 22, 2:01am, Anonymous Infidel - the anti-political talking

Not really? And the Chinese Yuan overvalued too? And the Canadian dollar? The reason over half of America is in the stock market is because IRA and 401k retirement options force people to put their money up for grabs. Ive yet to meet a stock broker who after a few drinks didn't sound like a thief or con artist. Add a few line of coke, a real factor in the market, and you've got the modal broker. Churning accounts is what pays the bills and gets the beamers.
What are you going to say when America learns next month that what they thought were safe money market accounts as shown on their brokerage statements, are actually ARPS (Auction Rate Preferred Shares) which now appear to have lost their fungibility because the the auction has failed? Lets see you flipantly blow that one off.
Face it: the system is broke
Dave
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Forex market is for currency....

If you don't like it then don't use it. [I will continue to invest because I have made money]
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"Anonymous Infidel - the anti-political talking head"

Dave is right, and you are just lucky, I was burn before and I will never want to be burned again. I lost $220K, what a scam from the Bush crime family. Enron, etc... old story.
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