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Mark Cuban: ‘I Rarely Invest in Stocks’

Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
Mark Cuban: 'I Rarely Invest in Stocks'
Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
There are no new names, new energy, or new opportunities in stocks because of a lack of trust in the market, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban says.

A lack of trust in the stock market has kept it a poor investment vehicle, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said Thursday on CNBC's "Fast Money."

"Let's not lie to ourselves about where the market is. There are only so many options on where to put your money," he said, adding, "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

Cuban said that stocks were unexciting to him.

"Honestly, in my personal case, I really rarely invest in stocks anymore," he said. "There's just nothing new.

"When you sit and you listen to CNBC, or watch CNBC, you're talking about the same stocks. It's like going back in time. You could have the same conversation 10 years ago, 20 years ago, in some cases 30 years ago, talking about the same companies. And we're just like, 'How's the quarter going to be? Good or bad? Should you invest or not invest?'"

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Cuban said that high-frequency trading was in part to blame.

"There's just no new names, no new energy, no new opportunities, and that's a problem," he said. "And I think that's a reflection of the lack of trust, the fact that we don't know what business the markets are in, and there's so much algorithmic trading and technology-driven trading it's created downstream problems."

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Trader disclosure: On April 25, 2013, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Joe Terranova is long VRTS; Joe Terranova is long SJM; Joe Terranova is long IBM; Joe Terranova is long SPLK; Joe Terranova is long SWN; Joe Terranova is long mini S&P June Futures; Joe Terranova is long Crude Oil; Joe Terranova is long June Futures; Stephen Weiss is long QCOM; Jon Najarian is long WDC CALLS; Jon Najarian is long AMZN CALLS; Jon Najarian is long AKAM CALLS; Jon Najarian is long ZNGA; Jon Najarian is long AMZN; Jon Najarian is long CTSH; Jon Najarian is long CTSH CALLS; Stephanie Link is long AAPL; Stephanie Link is long GS; Stephanie Link is long JPM; Stephanie Link is long CSCO; Stephanie Link is long FB; Stephanie Link is long VALE.

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