Can Stocks and Shares Provide the Same Entertainment as Casino and Slots?Stock-Markets / Gambling Apr 07, 2017 - 06:48 PM GMT
When you think of investing in stocks and shares it’s easy to envisage a corporate situation; drab, dull and with little excitement; however that’s not the case at all. The reason so many people get involved in stocks and shares is that it can be an exhilarating experience
Of course, the other side (and often the more important side) to investing is the potential of financial gain. If you know your markets well, and invest smartly there can be a great financial reward waiting for you at the end of the process.
The investing process
The initial thing to when getting involved in stocks and shares is finding the right opportunity. As with most markets where money is at stake, research is key. But when it comes to stocks and shares there’s a lot more research needed than when it comes to say playing slots.
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Once you’ve researched and found what you believe the correct opportunity it’s time to plan a strategy. The planning method is often very meticulous and strategic. You’ll need to look into your chosen markets forecasts in order to determine the right amount of money to invest.
After you have made your investment(s) it’s then a case of monitoring the growth/decline to ensure you get out at the right time.
Investing vs gambling
Investing in stocks and shares can often be a long term game. From the initial time when you make an investment, it can often be a number of years until you see a return on that investment. This is the complete opposite when it comes to gambling.
We live in a society where people want things done right now. Gambling is part of this and is seen as a quick win market. It’s very rare that people will put a bet on something, with the outcome of their bet not be found out for say, a year.
Due to the advancement of our mobile devices over the years we can now use them to gamble on things like sport, slots and casino instantaneously; no matter what we’re doing or where we are. This is another thing that leads us to perceive gambling as having a ‘quick turnaround’.
The excitement factor
In the end, it all comes down to a matter of opinion. There are a large number of people who prefer the quick fire way that gambling works. For gamblers it’s the possibility of reaping immediate financial gain that gives them an adrenalin rush.
With investors it’s often the process that they enjoy. Leaving as little as possible to chance and reaping the big rewards from their work. The excitement comes when watching all that previous hard work pay off.
Despite their differences investors and gamblers do share a fairly similar profile; after all both are staking money with the prospect of potential financial gain. The differences lie within the processes and timescale.
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