For the past 40 years, I have been gambling & investing;( seperate occasions, of course.) I have also worked, all along, after a year in vietnam~~~~ I have found out that gambling is more fun than investing or working. Originally, investing was, "Money-begetting-money", by representing public corporations, who knew how to beat the competition. To me, shorting the market and gambling, became synonemous and then, horse racing created the odds. I have no Casino experience......Now the FED and the"casino-House" are, like FEDEX & UPS, Corporations,but; with the stigma of "monopoly. I could easily beat 401k's if I was strictly an investor. My joke now, goes:" I am after more money and more women, but I don't know WHY !?"