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Should you play roulette or buy stocks?

Let's say you want to make some money: will you go to the casino or buy stocks? Economist Paulo Rodrigues (Maastricht University) explains the ins and outs of investing and reveals if its a better option than playing roulette.

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Dr. Paulo Rodrigues

Dr. Paulo Rodrigues is an economist at Maastricht University

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