Article Are You Investing Or Gambling?

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Gambling is defined as staking something on a contingency. However, when trading is considered, gambling takes on a much more complex dynamic than the definition presents. Many traders are gambling without even knowing it – trading in a way or for a reason that is completely dichotomous with success in the markets.
In this article we will look at the hidden ways in which gambling creeps into trading practices, as well as the stimulus that may drive an individual to trade (and possibly gamble) in the first place.
Hidden Gambling Tendencies It is quite likely that anyone who believes they don’t have gambling tendencies will not happily admit to having them if it turns out they are in fact acting on gambling impulses. Yet discovering what drives us to take certain actions can create change within us as the underlying motivators are discovered by the conscious mind.
Before delving into gambling tendencies when actually trading, one tendency is apparent in many people before...

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nunrgguy

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You're gambling, while you continue to believe otherwise you're likely to be losing money.
 

tomorton

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The differential factor between the amount of money required to trade or to gamble with is sometimes the regulator.

The UK has one of the world's strictest regulators, the FCA. However, financial spreadbetting is legal in the UK - it is prohibited in the USA and many jurisdictions. A spreadbetting account requires only £100 and allows you to trade the stock, forex and commodities markets . Trades can be as little as £0.1 per pt/pip. Its certainly not true that for UK traders, forex requires a large account.
 
 
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