GameStop: What Happened in 2021

  Excerpt from the 2021 SEC Report on GameStop created form PDF for easy reading. Extracted By: Larry Billinghurst, Oct 19 2021 The Run-Up to January 2021 and Increasing Individual Investor Participation The underlying causes of the meme stock phenomenon that are unrelated to Market structure are a subject of speculation that is beyond the scope of this report.  Regardless of the causes, many individual investors traded in the meme stocks, which may reflect increases in investor participation in 2020 in both the equities and options markets.   By early 2021, increasing numbers of individual investors were downloading apps for broker-dealers. Against that backdrop, in January 2021, more than 100 stocks experienced large price moves or increased trading volume that significantly exceeded broader market movements.  For some of these stocks, the amount of “short interest,” measured as t

The Report

Links to "The Report" along with some information Why this post? I was looking for a text version of The Report, but I could not find any direct links.  Digging in some of the public web links with a tech tool called  Fiddler . I was able to find two text versions on the  site. A redacted version of the final report was released on April 18, 2019 via the DOJ website in the Portable Document file Format ( PDF ). The text versions of the report where created by converting the PDF file with a optical character recognition ( OCR ) application. The text versions are not a 100% accurate recreation of the PDF version of the report. (See error example below) Even with the conversion errors I still prefer the text version of the report on my mobile device. U.S. Department of Justice Links NY Times Link