Main St. Finance

42 - Wall Street vs. Main Street: Game Stop Edition

February 1, 2021

Game Stop? AMC? The Short Squeeze of the century? Quite a lot of information has been flowing and crazy stock movements have been happening this week. I am releasing this week’s episode early because I want the information to be out before the market opens on Monday so you can get the information you need as soon as possible.

This week I talk about Game Stop and the market mechanics behind its meteoric rise from $30 per share to almost $400 per share. I talk about how this is happening, the forces behind the movements, and the potentially illegality of the shenanigans of all involved!

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Short Selling & Short Squeeze Resources

Short Selling - www.investopedia.com/terms/s/shortselling.asp

Short Selling Basics - www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/100913/basics-short-selling.asp

Short Squeeze - www.investopedia.com/terms/s/shortsqueeze.asp

 

Jim Cramer

South Park shoutout: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5X1fEkKiIo

You’ve Already Won: www.cnbc.com/2021/01/29/cramer-tells-investors-to-take-home-run-and-sell-gamestop.html

 

News reporting that Hedge Funds have closed positions

Market Insider - www.markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/gamestop-stock-short-sellers-melvin-capital-citron-surrender-bets-gme-2021-1-1030010382

CNBC - www.cnbc.com/2021/01/31/melvin-capital-lost-more-than-50percent-after-betting-against-gamestop-wsj.html

Reuters - www.reuters.com/article/us-gamestop-melvin/hedge-fund-melvin-capital-has-closed-gamestop-position-spokesman-idUSKBN29X0EN

 

SEC Investor.gov Links

Short Sales - investor.gov/introduction-investing/investing-basics/glossary/short-sales-0

Pump & Dump - investor.gov/introduction-investing/investing-basics/glossary/pump-and-dump-schemes

Market Manipulation - investor.gov/introduction-investing/investing-basics/glossary/market-manipulation

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Website: Mainstfinance.org

Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
Twitter Account: @MainStMoney
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWzLF_ZCgeDJ6PcIovg9ww

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