So...something interesting has happened with GameStop's stock, all because a bunch of folks on Reddit decided to have some fun with investments.
Yep, GameStop. The video game store you were only allowed in on special occasions.
Here's the briefest of explainers: About a year ago, after many years of steady decline, GameStop was not doing well and their stock was super low. Then, they hired some new board members and the stock went up. Institutional investors (aka hedge funds) observing the phenomenon decided to "short" GameStop stocks to make a lot of money when it failed.