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April 30, 2021

Richmond Fed Researchers Find Value in GameStop-Style Trading

A company’s fate sometimes hinges on the self-fulfilling beliefs of stock buyers, according to the Richmond Fed’s latest Economic Brief.

The researchers show how small coalitions of buyers — such as those that purchased GameStop and AMC Entertainment shares — can reap large profits while fundamentally improving a company’s long-term prospects.

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As part of our nation’s central bank, the Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks working together with the Board of Governors to support a healthy economy and deliver on our mission to foster economic stability and strength. We connect with community and business leaders across the Fifth Federal Reserve District — including the Carolinas, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and most of West Virginia — to monitor economic conditions, address issues facing our communities, and share this information with monetary and financial policymakers. We also work with banks to ensure they are operating safely and soundly, supply financial institutions with currency that’s fit for distribution, and provide a safe and efficient way to transfer funds through our nation’s payments system.


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