GameStop Explained

February 04, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

The saga of GameStop has attracted the attention of trading platforms, regulators and even the White House. Just weeks ago, major hedge funds were betting big money against the success of GameStop in the form of short sales. But that didn't stop individual investors from taking those bets. Instead, a flood of retail investors joined forces on Reddit's WallStreetBets forum to send GameStop's stock soaring. The moves by some brokers to slow down trading in these stocks raised legitimate cries of unfairness to regular investors. This event will examine what happened with GameStop's stock, the legal and regulatory implications, and what this means for the future of the stock market. Featured speakers include Professors Lawrence G. Baxter, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Jim Cox, Gina-Gail Fletcher, Lee Reiners, and Emily Strauss. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and the Interactive Entertainment Law Society. For more information, contact To register: