Do you see a fundamental difference? Seems to me that investing is only occurring when Im bringing fresh money to acquire fresh shares of a company (which provide investment IN the company because of new cash on the table). If I buy them on the secondary market, Im "investing", sure, but it is in the fundamentals of a company based upon the prior sale of the stock and how good of use they did with the funds they got from the initial sale. Just seems a little different to me, and so Im trying to wrap my brain around. Its as if one way is more pure, and perhaps more deservant of high reward for the risk than another. Granted Im the stock buyer (secondary in reality), not the first type. Do you feel that there is a difference? Discuss.