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Excel, Lego Orrery, Steroids, Early Finance, Disagreeable Nerds, Programming, Elites, WallStreetBets



The Trolls of Wall Street: The meme stock trend felt like it came out of nowhere, but it had been brewing for a long time. When WallStreetBets suddenly turned GameStop from a small-cap to a large-cap in the space of a few months, it was already nearly a decade old—and it really was a group effort, with RoaringKitty as more of a mascot than a ringleader. This book goes through the history of the community, touching on some of the underlying developments that made the boom happen, and looks at where we go from here. (It also has incredible timing, since it was written in the aftermath of one GameStop run-up and came out right around the same time as another.) There's a longer review for paying subscribers as well ($).

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