Joseph Saveri Law Firm | 21.02.02
On January 28, many brokerages abruptly and unilaterally restricted retail investors’ ability to buy long positions—in some cases removing the option to buy shares of the relevant securities while openly permitting them to sell their existing shares or prohibiting users from viewing the tickers for some or all of the relevant securities.
But the value of a company can’t be reduced to its expected future earnings. One must also consider a wide range of other factors. Among them: How much nostalgia does the firm inspire in users of the Reddit forum r/wallstreetbets? And would a rally in GameStop shares be funny? Which is to say, has the firm crossed the “so bad it’s good” threshold, as inadvertent comedic masterpieces like The Room or Troll 2 had done before it?
America’s top hedge funds failed to ask these questions. Fortunately, the collective wisdom of rational market participants ensured that they were eventually incorporated into GME’s stock price. And, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a share in the GameStop corporation attained its true, objective value of $321.14.
Andrew Hecht | 21.02.02
During the past several days, the highly-speculative silver market became a central focus of the social media crowd. Markets move high when buyers are more aggressive than sellers and vice versa. Silver is now the next target for the herd that cashed in on GameStop and other shares with short interest. Silver and GME shares are very different assets, but the price action puts them in the same category in the current landscape.
This is going to be ugly… 100% necessary, but very ugly.