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Stonks
« on: January 27, 2021, 11:22:28 PM »


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Re: Stonks
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 09:46:52 AM »
This has been absolutely hilarious to watch. It's like the third act/climax in Trading Places.

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 10:11:49 AM »
Naked Shorts destroy people's livelihoods and hard work.  Some rich fuck "expert" goes on TV and spews lies about how poorly a company is doing that he just so happens to have shorted into oblivion and then he swoops in and buys at pennies on the dollar thanks to his "advice".  It is absolutely market manipulation and those doing this on wall street deserve what's coming to them.  Unfortunately it won't be as harsh as what would happen to the rest of us if we manipulated the markets because they're all part of the club.

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 10:25:49 AM »
Funniest economics story of the year, so far. Has that spirit of wholesome anarchic fun and enthusiasm that's so rare these days. And look, they even got the LEGEND to comment on it:

Now with a Zine!
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Re: Stonks
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 10:40:26 AM »
And once again, our so-called 'betters' circle back to 'Trumpism'.

Boy, they are salty too about getting skinned by a pack of redditors. Worse (for them), everyone is cheering for the little guys.

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 12:58:01 PM »
It’s unsurprisingly being crushed by the big tech of the securities world, and will be regulated out of the realm of possibility

And those who are told to wait for government action on their behalf because these things take time, will notice.

Greed is so great they aren’t even willing to take an earned loss as the price to pay for the shared myth of equal opportunity that is the opiate of many of the masses
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Re: Stonks
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 01:25:54 PM »
It’s unsurprisingly being crushed by the big tech of the securities world, and will be regulated out of the realm of possibility

And those who are told to wait for government action on their behalf because these things take time, will notice.

Greed is so great they aren’t even willing to take an earned loss as the price to pay for the shared myth of equal opportunity that is the opiate of many of the masses
I'm not sure if it's the greed, or if it's the anger that a pack of proles just skinned the fuck out of them when they tried their usual racket. Eh, either works.

This is blatantly putting their thumb on the scale -- no. This is straight up taking the scales away and saying 'fuck you, peasant, how dare you cheat your betters'.

And I don't think it's going to work out well.

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1354833603943931905

You have Ted Cruz straight up agreeing with AOC.

Bet you thought 2021 would be a respite from 2020's craziness...

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2021, 02:52:45 PM »
I am just waiting for Tesla shares to normalise.

Then the salt will flow.
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Re: Stonks
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 03:01:43 PM »
There are screen caps going around of the Robinhood app straight up selling off peoples shares without permission. Not totally verifiable at the moment but given the meltdown Wall Street is having I wouldn't be surprised.

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2021, 04:13:44 PM »
It is a truly beautiful sight to behold.

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2021, 06:00:04 PM »
https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1354862517902827521?s=21

The embedded CNBC video is great! Please elites, more of this - maybe segway into how bugs are the protein source of the future for the plebes  ;D
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Re: Stonks
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2021, 09:55:58 PM »
GET SHORTY!!

Much lolz.

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Re: Stonks
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2021, 10:27:51 PM »
Discord bans 'WallStreetBets' server for "hate speech".
Facebook bans 'Robinhood Stock Traders' group for "adult sexual exploitation".

Does anyone believe even for a second the stated reasons?


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Re: Stonks
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2021, 10:42:18 PM »
Discord bans 'WallStreetBets' server for "hate speech".
Facebook bans 'Robinhood Stock Traders' group for "adult sexual exploitation".

Does anyone believe even for a second the stated reasons?

Is that short for: the mods "hate their speech"?
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Re: Stonks
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2021, 11:36:52 PM »
I don't know stocks from a hole in the ground. So I'm glad Shapiro broke it down.



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