Yes it can be akin to gambling, but like every thing it wholely depends of your perspective as well as approach.
it has been shown time and time again random entry using a timed exit with stop loss money management, produces better results as apposed to a system. “a gamble”
the word “system” is a gambler’s term. in reference to beating the house. laying technical or fundamental analysis over it, gives the user a conceived form of control, therefore removing the “air” of gambling.
win/loss and probability in the reference to money management is used in gambling. and has done such since before charting was even invented. trading has drawn from gambling many of its forms of risk management. So it is very easy to draw the conclusion it is a form of gambling. because at its core it is