People say that investing money in stock market is similar to gambling because they think money is made or lost in the stock market as readily as in the gambling house.
The people who made this statement do not understand the stock market. All they know about stocks is that money can be made or lost.
In the stock market you can search for profitable companies that have scope for growth and which are selling at bargain prices.
The greatest difficulty is to determine the intrinsic value of the company. Once this is done, compare it with the present market price. If market price is two thirds or less of intrinsic value, you have a bargain stock which has great growth potential.
Gambling gives less edge over the system. The odds are highly in favor of the business doing the gambling, and not the gambler.