Some people say that the markets are a game, but thinking like that is exactly what the communists did, and they are proven wrong, so i'll make a comparison, to prove that the markets are NOT a game
are outside the game itself
So it's not a game, it's life
final proof, 1 word, Inertia
Inertia = if an object is moving, it has the tendency to continue moving.
Every game breaks inertia, but the markets don`t.
lottery- breaks inetia when the balls are chosen
dice- break inertia when the dice stops
horserace- breaks inertia when the horses stop
but there is no stop in the markets, so it`s not a game
They used to trade cows for oranges, but the oranges would go bad rather quickly.
So they switched to shells and stones as an exchange mechanism because it was more durable.
Then they switched to gold coins.
Then the gold coins were stolen and replaced by cheap metal coins and paper.
It still fulfilled it's job as an exchange mechanism so it was alright for most people so they accepted it.
Then they switched to Bitcoin
Now different countries use different coins, and they have different values.
The value between these coins differ from day to day.
These coins are just a product by itself to mediate between purchases of different matter.
They exist to make the transaction as easy as possible.
To get from a cow to oranges in the most efficient and easy way.
There is no mention of a game here.
Markets display the values of each of these coins.
There isn't really much more to it.
Yes Markets are like the lottery, because you might buy a sick cow, or some rotten oranges. - but sick money ? Maybe money got you sick ? ahh greed//
When you throw some coins, or oranges, or even a cow in the air, they do have inertia and they will want to continue moving.
I know a lottery that lasts forever, so there are different types of lottery.
I could go on but i have some work to do.
In any case your going nowhere with your 'is it a game or is it not a game' issue.
You don't even seem to understand it's purpose, the sheer basic functionality, what it's for, what it's used for and so on...
What a pity.
I think all of this is subjective to anyone in its own approach of financial markets.
This is binaries options - difficult to pretend that ain't about gambling.
This is a moving average, the most basic of all indicators attached to a chart - you're already not gambling no longer :
Try to learn a differ line between Gambling and Strategy
and in next try to learn any capital can gain a limited growth as annual and it can give 65% winning trades so its enough for staying