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Chatter #208 – Julian Winkler: How Ideas Spread On Reddit And Wall Street Bets

Julian Winkler is the co-author of the paper “Reddit’s self-organised bull runs: Social contagion and asset prices” about the subreddit Wall Street Bets. The paper makes a “theoretical case for how ‘hype’ among retail investors can drive large asset fluctuations”. The paper was written before the GameStop Saga kicked off, but the interesting…

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DRS And The Infinity Pool – A Meme Come True

Have you ever had a meme come true? The Simpsons became famous for predicting the future with things like Facetime, the budget crunch inherited from President Trump, the God particle, and the NSA snooping on Americans.  As the internet has grown and evolved, sites like the Onion and the Babylon Bee have become…

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Chatter #198 – Tim Weninger On Reddit, GameStop, And The Internet Hive Mind

Throughout the entire GameStop saga, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the idea of a hive mind. I’ve dedicated an entire chapter in my forthcoming book to this idea and I wanted to get Tim’s perspective. I first came across his work on hive minds when I saw his Ted Talk,…

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Chatter #191 – Josh Kosman: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

Josh Kosman has been covering the financial industry for twenty-five years. He is a reporter for the New York Post, a former editor at Mergermarket.com and a former senior writer for The Deal and Buyouts Newsletter. He appears frequently in the media as a private equity and mergers expert. Few people realise that…

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Chatter #154 – Mulligan Brothers on Superstonk, GameStop, and the Apes Together Strong Documentary

Quinn Mulligan is a singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. Quinn first saw local acclaim while playing with his band, Fanno Creek and has since recorded extensively as a solo artist, recording 12 albums in 12 months in 2018. Quinn works with his brother Finley Mulligan to create commercial film work as well as short…

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Chatter #147 – Jackson Hunter On The AMC Short Squeeze, GameStop, And The Power Of The Reddit Community

Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!! Jackson Hunter is a musician, YouTuber, and AMC and GME enthusiast. He came to investing towards the end of last year, beginning by trading options, and eventually (like most of us in this saga) was drawn to AMC and GME when he realised the true scale of…

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