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Betting on Political Races: My Penny-Ante Hobby May Soon Be Banned

Four years ago I confessed in a column that I was guilty of day trading. Except that, as a political junkie, I trade in election outcomes, not stocks. I have no interest in betting on anything else, including sports and equity markets. My speculative adventures have...

Investing, Done Correctly, Has Risks But Is Not Gambling

Is investing in the stock market akin to gambling? It certainly carries a reasonable amount of risk. Yet, done correctly, investing in the market is not remotely gambling. For comparison, consider games of chance. The best one to play is Blackjack. If you play every...