Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 08, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  about 1 year ago

    Good thing Mark has a steady job.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I know a better and less stressful way to make money: find a job.

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    snsurone76  about 1 year ago

    Well, Chase—was it all worth it??

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    Cminuscomics&stories Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Did he have to pay taxes?

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    ElEfJay  about 1 year ago

    Day trading. They use to make it seem like a glamorous gig, especially before the collapse of the world trade centers. Now, I’m not sure how it’s viewed now. Kind of like the paint on my walls I suppose. I know it’s there, but it’s so common that I simply don’t care.

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    HappyDog/ᵀʳʸ ᴮᵒᶻᵒ ⁴ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵘⁿ ᵒᶠ ᶦᵗ Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Why bottled water, specifically?

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    FGWaiss  about 1 year ago

    A month ago I took $100 to the casino to play slots. I’m not a fan of slots, but I hadn’t been there in years. I had a nice relaxed hour and quit when I was up $40.

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    unclebob53703 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Well, this certainly does explain why the stock market is what it is

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    WaitingMan  about 1 year ago

    Just a second. Here come the after closing numbers. He is now down 10K!

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    Steve_The_Beard  about 1 year ago

    If he makes a 0.33% gain on each of 250 trading days, his gain will be 128% over the year. That is spectacularly good!

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    With all of the insider trading, it’s a fixed game.

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    bmckee  about 1 year ago

    My uncle used to gamble on horse races. That was quite literally his job: he wrote about horse racing, published some books on betting strategies, had a tip sheet with a large subscriber base, and did seminars at various race tracks. He even had a videotape that he sold. Every day that the horses were running he’d be at the track. He didn’t bet every day but watching was part of the business. There were days when he did bet and he didn’t win. There were days when he bet and didn’t win a lot of money. And then there were days when he bet and won big. There were more of the first type of days than the second, about equal numbers of the second and the third, but there were enough of the fourth type that he had a nice healthy bank account, a nice house, and a good car, plus he had time for golf and travel. The rewards weren’t always big but when he hit they more than made up for the days when he lost money or made small amounts.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Played poker all night once, up $5. Another player laffed at the pitiful amount of winnings. I didn’t mention he was down $1600. I guess he was proud his number was bigger than mine in an absolute sense.

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    tgg  about 1 year ago

    I tried it, learned I have add & no patience.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Is Perrier a thing anymore? If it is he will probably blow all his earnings on it. …sad

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    ladykat  about 1 year ago

    Such is the life of a day trader.

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    Joan Tinnin Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Why the market is a mess

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Meanwhile, some 13-year-old kid who spent all day in the hot sun picking grapes made almost that much.

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    jrankin1959  about 1 year ago

    Please keep your hands inside the stock certificate on this ride…

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    mistercatworks  about 1 year ago

    Well, with all that sweating, that’s probably enough for one day’s bottled water. (The good stuff. The kind that’s made from morning dew squeezed out of the wool of virgin sheep.) :)

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    willie_mctell  about 1 year ago

    As usual, it’s the journey, not the destination.

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    MarshaOstroff  about 1 year ago

    Better than sex!

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    wnbresn  about 1 year ago

    I remember well the day trading frenzy of the late 90’s . It led to the crazed stock markets we see today.. Before Etrade and other companies were around, the only way to trade stocks was through a stock broker. You would call your broker and tell him what to buy and sell and he did the actual trades.. Because they were the experts they could steer you away from dangerous or stupid investments like Day Trading. Once idiot could buy and sell stocks the markets went nuts because you had people who knew nothing trading stocks on a whim and a prayer. I remember one guy I worked with losing 75000 in one day and he suicided because he didn’t have the money to cover his loses. A lot of these Day Trading companies allowed you to buy on margins so you could buy thousands of dollars of stock with no money down. But if it all was lost you had to pay back all that money and many could not do it. I

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    Brian  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Bottled water?! His profit’s down to $32 now!

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    eddi-TBH  about 1 year ago

    I don’t believe it. He survived.

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    If you win $35.00 in Las Vegas most people call it a good day.

    Hey,the sound of a nervous breakdown is always good radio programming

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