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”?”

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”

The rise of the retail investor

2021 started with a bang in global markets, propelled by the crypto and stock rallies. We have certainly felt it at eToro, with over two million new registrations since the beginning of the year, bringing our total number of registered users to more than 19 million.   The beginning of 2021 has been influenced by theContinue reading “The rise of the retail investor”

Crypto Roundup, February 01, 2021: Crypto market swings wildly as more billionaires get behind Bitcoin

Ray Dalio, Elon Musk and Mark Cuban weigh in on growing market Bitcoin appeared to hitch a ride on Elon Musk’s rocket on Friday. The cryptoasset soared by 20% to hit $38K as the world’s richest man added #bitcoin to his Twitter Bio, and a record number of options contracts expired. However, despite the spike, soon enough the world’sContinue reading “Crypto Roundup, February 01, 2021: Crypto market swings wildly as more billionaires get behind Bitcoin”

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