Stick It To The Man: Perspectives On Reddit’s Retail Traders

Stick It To The Man Reddit vs Wall Street Bankers The Pensive Nugget Collections

What will the Reddit Retail Rampage of 2021 turn out to be? Will it, like most things that abruptly enter the mainstream’s consciousness, slide out of time and memory? Will it turn out to be something more than what currently resembles nothing but the final gasp of speculative fervor that so commonly marks the end of bull markets?

While attention and headlines were focused on the herd behavior of a select group of Reddit users and the hapless retail brokerages caught in the crossfire of the whole “Retail vs Wall St Bankers”narrative, little was said about the rampant speculation that the episode ignited in the broader retail investing world. How will this play out for the bank accounts of all involved?

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Why It Sucks To Be A Retail Broker Now Part 2

reddit horde angry with retail brokers about trading restrictions and blaming brokers for losing money trading

Unfortunately for retail brokers, the situation does not get any better even if they were to argue for placing trading restrictions out of fiduciary duty, because regardless of intent or how presumptuous such arguments are, retail will still lose money when this blows up.

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Is The Silver Market Really Being Manipulated? Part 1

Reddit Silver Salvo of 2021 wants to recreate their GME short squeeze success in silver. is this wise?

The Reddit Rampage of 2021 has now set its sights on something higher than hedge funds running overly short books – the Man himself.

Not the Wall Street man, the Man. As in, the Man who prints the USD, Man.

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Is The Silver Market Really Being Manipulated? Part 2

Reddit Silver Salvo of 2021 wants to recreate their GME short squeeze success in silver. is this wise?

Another way that silver could have been manipulated is by traders hammering the fix.

Could have because the fixing methodology has been revamped and is now auditable and based on transactions.

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Is The Silver Market Really Being Manipulated? King Dollar

Reddit Silver Salvo of 2021 wants to recreate their GME short squeeze success in silver. is this wise?

The second factor driving Reddit interest in silver is a more interesting discussion, which is their adoption of the “precious metals are real money” perspective – their attempt to really stick it to the Man.  

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Is The Silver Market Really Being Manipulated? King Miners

Reddit Silver Salvo of 2021 wants to recreate their GME short squeeze success in silver. is this wise?

The biggest difference between stocks and silver is that silver is a market with producers. Stocks are not really produced, they are issued as needed (or wanted) by corporations. That means that most of the time, the supply of a company’s stock in the public market stays the same.

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