What is a “short squeeze”?

Being out-of-favour and heavily “shorted” are key characteristics of so-called meme stocks. But what does being “shorted” mean, how does the “squeeze” work, and how have individual investors turned this to their advantage against hedge funds? Read on to discover retail investors’ new “meme squeeze” investment strategy, how they bested complacent hedge funds, and how this cat-and-mouseContinue reading “What is a “short squeeze”?”

What are meme stocks? The people-driven market phenomenon explained

From GameStop to AMC, “meme stocks” have become an overnight sensation in global stock markets. These Internet forum-driven stocks have attracted new retail investors into the market and left many hedge fund managers scratching their heads, as they try to tackle this new investment phenomenon. But what exactly are meme stocks and are they hereContinue reading “What are meme stocks? The people-driven market phenomenon explained”

US markets back on track: Weekly Stock Market Update

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Tellurian Inc. (TELL), Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND), Sundial Group Inc. (SNDL), Nikola Corp. (NKLA) and EHang Holdings Ltd. (EH). Tellurian Inc. (TELL) shares skyrocketed after the liquified natural gas exporter signed a new long-term contract with Gunvor Singapore. BeyondContinue reading “US markets back on track: Weekly Stock Market Update”

Get to know an Elite Popular Investor: Gasper Sopi

Gasper Sopi has more than eight years of trading experience. An Elite Popular Investor on eToro, he has more than 1,700 copiers and almost 10,000 followers. He has important advice for those contemplating copying a Popular Investor: Make sure your investment goals align with the Popular Investor and stick with him for at least aContinue reading “Get to know an Elite Popular Investor: Gasper Sopi”

6 investment strategies for beating the markets

The beauty of today’s global investing ecosystem is that it is no longer reserved just for the Wall Street big sho(r)ts. The levelling of the investing field, to which eToro has made a significant contribution, has enabled the average Joe and Jane to participate in the highly competitive game of investing, almost shoulder to shoulder with whatContinue reading “6 investment strategies for beating the markets”

New highs for Wall Street

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC), Cara Therapeutics (CARA), IZEA Worldwide Inc. (IZEA), Fintech Acquisition Corp. V (FTCV) and Caesars Entertainment Inc. (CZR). ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC) shares skyrocketed after the satellite telecommunications company announced that it was going private and was beingContinue reading “New highs for Wall Street”

Weekly Stock Market Update: Tech stocks make a comeback

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for Canaan Inc. (CAN), Organigram Holdings Inc. (OGI), Riot Blockchain Inc. (RIOT), Sunworks Inc. (SUNW), and EHang Holdings Ltd. (EH). Bitcoin spiked to record highs, boosting crypto miner Riot Blockchain Inc. (RIOT) and mining equipment manufacturer Canaan Inc. (CAN) along with it. OrganigramContinue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: Tech stocks make a comeback”

Weekly Stock Market Update: Friday’s rally saved the week

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for The Michaels Companies Inc. (MIK), Canaan Inc. (CAN), Centennial Resource Development Inc./DE (CDEV), Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG), Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA). The Michaels Companies Inc. (MIK) shares jumped this week after the arts and crafts retailer announced a dealContinue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: Friday’s rally saved the week”

Weekly Stock Market Update: Nasdaq posts worst weekly loss since October

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP), PDC Energy Inc. (PDCE), Goodyear Co. (GT), Caesars Entertainment Inc. (CZR), and Bluebird Bio Inc. (BLUE). TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP) shares jumped this week after analysts raised price targets on the travel guidance platform, due to theContinue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: Nasdaq posts worst weekly loss since October”

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