Is it just me or is everyone a little bit too short-termist these days?!
I'm not sure that you are being entirely fair making such a comment on a article titled "Are you crazy enough to trade..".
The title suggests a short term outlook, which is quite unusual on TMF.
There is, as another said, a difference between speculation and investment. I did speculate on STAN and came away with £200 in a very short time from my spread bet. Coincidentally, at the same time I was paid more than that in dividends on shares that I have held for a decade. Short term is fun, but in the long run usually less rewarding. Then again, in the long run we're all dead so why not have some fun while we are alive?
I know that you are happy to invest in STAND, I am not, because I feel that the New York regulators are not going to treat them fair.
I wonder if the ban on shorting banks is still in place, I might reverse the position that I took this week and short them on Tuesday, seeing that I expect them to be shafted on Wednesday.