WallStreetBets Subreddit Community and GameStop Stock Surge : The Indicator from Planet Money Over the past couple of weeks, the WallStreetBets Subreddit were responsible for the surge in GameStop stock, among others. Who are these people? And what do they want?
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Diamond Hands To The Moon! Reddit's Market Movers

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Diamond Hands To The Moon! Reddit's Market Movers

Diamond Hands To The Moon! Reddit's Market Movers

Diamond Hands To The Moon! Reddit's Market Movers

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For the last couple of weeks, the headlines have been dominated by this roving gang of Redditors from the subreddit r/wallstreetbets, who have pushed up the price of GameStop stock, AMC stock, among others.

While r/wallstreetbets has been covered widely for their role in the GameStop short squeeze, there is still little known about this community of people: Who are they? And what do they want?

Today on the show, we talk to a member of r/wallstreetbets, to learn more about what it's like inside the subreddit that's captured their world's attention.

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