Originally Posted by Gone4Good
Personally I approach it more from a bit of a trading perspective.
I always like an honest answer.
My point is that trading is not a bad thing. It's just an attempt to help fellow investors like Templeton explained.
Your buying low keeps the market from crashing harder when there are no buyers to be found. Same with being a seller at the top of the market to keep it from getting even frothier.
Not everybody can be successful all the time in this charitable endeavor, but just because one fails does not make him a "dirty market t*m*r"!