A quick audio introduction to the "Stock it to the Man: The Story of GameStop, Reddit, and Robinhood" playlist
A financial advisor explains what it means to short a stock, as well as what a short squeeze is. He then explains how a short squeeze can lead to a gamma squeeze, and why a bunch of Redditors would want to trigger one.
Jim Cramer gives a rapid-fire explanation of how the Reddit group, r/wallstreetbets, targets companies whose stock has been shorted and then runs up the price, moving from company to company en masse for maximum impact on the market.
In the wake of Robinhood's decision to halt trading on GME stock, Trevor Noah sits down with Wall Street expert Doug Henwood to discuss the decision—why it was made, why it matters, and who stood to benefit from it the most.
Chris Cuomo conducts a hard-hitting interview with Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev. Cuomo asks Tenev why Robinhood shut down trading on GME and if—as some suspect—the move was intended to protect the hedge fund, Sentinel, from financial losses.
Elon Musk already wants to fly humans to Mars, so it should come as no surprise that he wants to send stocks to the moon. Now Elon interviews Robinhood CEO, Vlad Tenev, about why he shut down trading on GME stock—and whether his motives were totally honest.
The Wall Street Journal digs into the financial plumbing that broke when Reddit day traders made an unprecedented move in the stock market. They discuss how Robinhood's reputation and ethos have been damaged, and ask whether a previous Robinhood user will ever trust the app again.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian offers his opinion of the GameStop scenario: what it means for Wall Street and retail traders, and how it might change the way that businesses interact with customers