GameStop or Game Over?

For as long as memory serves, it seems Wall Street bankers had the upper hand.  High frequency traders front running the average investor, activist taking seats on boards to revamp struggling companies, short sellers suppressing stock prices for profit.  This week Main Street pushed back, with real money and real consequences.  Melvin Capital, a hedge fund run by celebrated stock picker Gabe Plotkin, needed to be bailed out after one of its short trades, GameStop took on catastrophic losses, courtesy of an army of retail investors that drove the price up over 2000% so far this month.

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