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GameStop-Related Market Volatility: Policy Issues [February 3, 2021]   [open pdf - 750KB]

From the Document: "Video game chain GameStop triggered a market frenzy in early 2021 when its stock price rapidly increased from around $18 to well over $400 in intraday trading. The developments soon spread to some other stocks and markets. The episode raises several policy issues, including social media's influence over investment decisions, zero-commission trading, short selling, investor protection, market functionality, and financial stability."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11591
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Date:
2021-02-03
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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