GameStop saga continues

GameStop saga continues

The House Financial Services Committee is inspecting how people from Reddit were able to send GameStop to unprecedented highs, squeezing hedge funds like Melvin Capital that had bet against a ‘meme’ stock.

Executives from Robinhood, Melvin Capital and Citadel Securities will testify before a House panel at a February 18. They were at the center of all the stock fuss, that’s why they got into the top of the witness list for the hearing.  

Robinhood is a popular retail trading platform, which was blamed for suspending trading in GameStop and other viral stocks. Citadel Securities is a main source of revenue for Robinhood: 20% of all US stocks volume and 39% of all US-listed retail volume. Citadel claimed it “has not instructed or otherwise caused any brokerage firm to stop, suspend, or limit trading or otherwise refuse to do business.”

Melvin Capital was completely damaged by the GameStop increase. The hedge fund bet the ‘meme’ stock would drop, but, as you may know, that forecast was wrong. Melvin started the year with $12.5 billion in assets but lost over a half of that capital in January as retail traders ganged up on hedge funds like Melvin.


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Bloomberg says yesterday’s movement was so far the wildest. It was the first time in history for the US500 to crash by 2% and close the day 2.8% above the neutral line. There’re several possible reasons for the move.

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S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.

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