Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (72): Q&A by Don Bright
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ZERO-SUM GAME OR NOT?
Q: Could one of you academics who believe the stock market is a zero-sum game explain this idea? I think if you believe the market is a zero-sum game, you donít belong in it and should probably get a job teaching theory and not reality. The way I see it, the only way it
can be a zero-sum game is if every company in the market went bankrupt and became worthless, and Iím pretty sure this wonít happen.óMadmummy
A: Since I get the same question during my training sessions, let me offer the following. Imagine I took a company public a few years ago. Say we sold $10
million worth of stock at $1.00. We ďmadeĒ $10 million. Imagine that investors bought stock at $1.00 and sold it
at $3.00, so they made money...