In this week’s episode of “unprecedented financial dumpster fires”, we join r/wallstreetbets, hedgefund short-sellers, and Gamestop in a three-way cluster of epic proportions. If you missed it you can check out this article to catch you up. Essentially, the folks over at the subreddit r/wallstreet bets organized a group of retail investors to “pump” the price of GME (Gamestop shares). The company has been steadily declining making it an easy target for short-sellers on Wallstreet.
Short-selling is a type of trading where investors can borrow stocks that they do not own and “pre-sell” them at market price and buy them back at a lower price to return to the lender and profit from the difference. It is a way that investors can profit from the price of an asset going down. After a wave of r/wallstreetbets Redditors poured money into GME, the stock rose around 1,700% since December causing short-selling hedge-funds to be sitting on over $19.75 billion in year-to-date losses.
This is where things get weird. The investment app Robinhood suspends all buys on the app for $GME and other assets. The app promotes itself as a platform that seeks to “democratize finance for all” but in the wake of an unbridled movement of everyday investors seems to turn its back on its customers.
The outcry has been heard loud and clear. Investors do NOT want to be told how they can manage their finances and investments. Theories are flying from every direction about the motivations behind limiting user’s access to their investments. Robinhood claims that the decision was made due to “financial requirements, including SEC net capital obligations and clearinghouse deposits.” (i.e. lack of market liquidity to satisfy demand). Whether this is true or not, the message was still heard loud and clear. The interests of retail investors on the platform are less valuable than the interests of large hedge funds with huge amounts of capital.
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