Guys, as a professional in investments
I don't think anyone believes them to be investments. At least I hope not. The majority of people in these threads (me included), have the majority of their money in regular stocks, index funds, and mutual funds for the long term.
As long as you know that it's gambling then go ahead. I don't need somebody to tell me not go to go to Harrah's, I know it's a gamble and I could lose money, but I go anyway for fun. As long as you aren't playing with your rent, or your kids tuition. In that case you have a problem.
Some people like to live a little riskier than others. We don't need daddy wagging his finger at us.
This post was edited on 3/21 at 5:51 pm