Chicago Tonight

How Amateur Investors on Reddit Shook Up Wall Street

Clip: 02/01/2021 | 7m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Members of the Reddit group Wallstreet Bets drove the stock of video game retailer GameStop to an all-time high last week. Hedge funds lost billions when it surged. Was this a populist uprising against corporate Wall Street or an illegal — and dangerous — market manipulation?

Aired: 02/01/21

Rating: NR

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