Reddit Trading Revolution

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What happened when amateur investors organised themselves.

  • You will have heard of Reddit and its WallStreetBets forum, where thousands of amateur investors convene to exchange investment strategies and attempt to organise their trading activity.
  • What was initially just another online space where random users posted questions and tips has grown into a force to be reckoned with.
  • The forum and its users have repeatedly succeeded in driving the price of a particular stock to eye watering heights - defying predictions from seasoned investment establishments.
  • A crucial element of this success story is the controversial trading platform Robinhood, an app which has gained notoriety for allowing amateur stock investors to play the market.
  • How exactly this works, what has happened so far and how much influence Reddit’s amateur investors have in reality is explored in this reading we’ve put together.
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