I wonder how relevant this discussion really is.

Its not "typical" for someone to cash out for reasons other than solely reaching their desired level of profit after having bought in at a lower price?

Well if that's the case, I think this discussion is no longer typical.

But anyway, if I was trying to take the contrary side of my comparison of roulette to a stock portfolio, I would say that roulette and stocks definitely do differ and it is because of the law of public supply and demand vs. the laws governing random generation of numbers; tickseeker showed graphically how the numerical flow generates objectively different behaviors.

To which I reply that isn't my point. My point is about a complete and intense focus based on multiple statistcal factors that are compared to common statistical results so that we will improve the accuracy of our bets -- its the ANALYSIS that is similar, not the medium.

How many of us analyze every number with every spin of the wheel? There are vast landscapes of statistical data that go unexamined, spin after spin! Every number has its own statistical story to tell...

I am just waiting for Cone to come back and I suspect he will understand my portfolio example in the way in which I intended it to be understood by him; not only that, but that he has already understood it better than I do.