Opinion

A whirlpool of speculation around GameStop squeeze

By John Quiggin
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:37pm, first published February 10 2021 - 5:30pm
US markets were thrown into chaos after Redditors bought shares in GameStop. Picture: Shutterstock

What does a fortnight of share-trading turbulence in the United States tell us about the operation of financial markets in countries such as the United States and Australia, where the finance sector plays an increasingly outsized role?

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