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Get back to even

Posted by Lotg (OZ) on August 31, 2004

In Reply to: Get back to even posted by MM on August 31, 2004

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: "You invest simply because you hope that you will get back to even. It's not unlike going to Las Vegas."

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: What does "get back to even" mean here?

This is a weird concept to me, but it implies to 'break even'. ie. You don't win, you don't lose, you end up financially in the same place you were in when you started. Although I'd like to hear this quote in context, because for the life of me, I can't imagine why any would invest simply to break even.