Insights: Events Who’s Left Holding the Bag? Lessons Learned for Retail Investors from the GameStop Saga

NASAA Public Policy Symposium

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Regulators, legislators and Wall Street professionals are examining issues brought to light earlier this year by the sudden price volatility of certain publicly traded companies. The typical dynamics of the stock markets were turned upside down in February as heavily shorted stocks went on a roller coaster ride, fueled largely by commentary in social media platforms and online brokerages that cater to retail investors and offer access to sophisticated products (such as options) with limited determinations of suitability. A panel of regulators and industry experts will examine the lessons learned for retail investors from the “democratization” of the stock market, the impact of social media and gamification on new and inexperienced investors.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021


4:10 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

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