Article: Market manipulation or David vs Goliath? Unpacking the Reddit trader phenomenon — podcast

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Market manipulation or David vs Goliath? Unpacking the Reddit trader phenomenon — podcast

Gabriel Friedman, 03 February 2021

David Goldreich is a professor of finance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management; and Pauline Shum Nolan is a professor of finance at York University’s Schulich School of Management, and also the chief executive of Wealthscope, an investor analytics company.

GameStop’s incredible ride isn’t over, but it’s clear that a group of small investors used the internet to band together and stake out a position that put them at odds with several deep-pocketed hedge funds. In an inversion of the usual power dynamics, at least a few hedge funds have reported deep losses, and at least a few of the smaller investors are reporting big gains.

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