So here's the situation. Gamestop (GME) = a dying biz. circling the drain. Who goes to a store to buy games? It's basically a pokemon card dealership at this point. Plus with covid, malls are dead. So some Hedge Funds are shorting the stock, betting it would go down.
One fund in particular, Melvin Capital Managment - a multi-billion dollar hedge fund...had been accruing a big short position in gamestop. Usually you don't have to disclose your shorts - but these were 'listed put options' so some clever redditors discovered the position
to be clear. This has nothing to do with gamestop as a business. They are just a piece of rope being used in a tug of war between internet nerds and wall st suits. the rally cry on r/wallstreet bets: "we can remain retarded for longer than they can stay solvent!"
Melvin lost $2B+ in like 2 weeks, and just had to get bailed out by 2 other funds just to cover it's losses from the shorts. It's not quite George Soros "Breaking the Bank of England" - but it's close. The yolo traders of reddit just broke a multi-billion dollar hedge fund
short squeezes (and day trading) are stressful and super volatile. But... I'm here for the petty fight between internet trolls and wall st. And in that fight, i'm going with the neckbeard cat guy rather than goldman sachs suit. $50k on $GME and $BB at market open baby 😅😅😅