Watch Kathlyn Toh's interview with CapitalTV on their segment Out of Pocket - Share Investing Against Gambling.Is the stock market gambling? That is a question that gets asked from time to time and when you buy a stock and it immediately goes down it sure seems like gambling. When you buy stocks, you can lose all your money. So, what then, is the difference between gambling and the stock market? Are the two really that much different?When you buy a stock and it immediately goes down, it might sometimes feel like you are gambling but that is mostly out of frustration. If you do your homework and pick your stocks carefully, you should be able to make money long term in the stock market. Most importantly is you must not risk 2% of your capital in a trade.
MS KATHLYN TOH, Professional Investor / Trader & Personal Mastery Coach, Beyond Insights Sdn Bhd
Mr Lee Cheng Hooi, VP, Head of Retail Research Equity Markets, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad