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If the stock market is rigged, as 71 percent of Americans believe per a recent poll, what are alternative investments?

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Yes.  It has always has been ‘rigged’... only in the last thirty or so years has it gradually become more and more ‘rigged’ by state policy.  Along the way in every trading career are opportunities to assess the relative corruption, cheating, dishonesty, exploitation, theft, etc.  inborn in ALL trading instruments.   And it is possible to trade successfully if you don't believe it is rigged.  Many traders go into denial it is rigged to allow them avoid those dissonances and trade as if it is not rigged. But, imo, the closer to truth about the underlying structures in markets you can get your own constructs, the better.

In general ( / most of the time), “don’t fight the fed” , esp if you trade indexes.  If you trade individual stocks, you can still keep gettin’ up by keeping tabs of the stock’s correlation to its index, etc and trade it accordingly. 

Alternatives?  ‘west texas’ oil fields have been a great play of late... but that’s rigged too ;)

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