Comment: Up, Down, Up, Down

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Up, Down, Up, Down

My thought is always that the stock brokers earn money no matter which way things go, as long as lots of people are buying/selling and they are paid by transaction. Choppy is good for them.

Retail trading via the Internet - well that takes some business out of their hands, and puts it into the hands of more people. That has both plusses and minuses when it comes to herd mentality and action.

I'm at the point where I don't want to be in the market at all, until this is re-stabilized.

That is to say, yes, I want metals, because they are stabile as everything moves around them, but that doesn't mean people won't be forced to sell their metals to pay margin calls, or to live on when they lose everything else, so it's only part of the solution and timing is everything.

What do you think?