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About

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Differences between Investing vs Trading

GameStop is a major video gaming and electronics retail firm whose headquarters are based in Texas, USA. Founded in 1984 under the name of Babbage, the company changed to its current name at the start of this century and has a worldwide presence.

The majority of the GameStop stores are located in the US, but they also have locations in Canada, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere. 2004 to 2016 was a boom period for GameStop, due to the growth in gaming over this period. This was followed by a period of tougher market conditions where the company lost ground due to the increase in online sales and games downloads changing the market.

2018 saw the company’s largest losses to date, as they admitted that they were unable to attract a buyer due to a lack of available financing on suitable terms. However, it remains a big player in the gaming market and a widely-recognized brand.

The GameStop stock is traded under the GME ticker on the NYSE. It hit the headlines in early 2021 because of a widely-spoken about short squeeze that caused its value to rise by over 30 times in less than a month of trading. This led to a period of ongoing volatility in the GameStop share price that led to some investors making a lot of money and others losing.

Before the short squeeze took place, the stock had been dropping in value due to the changing market conditions that the company faces and the losses that they posted since going into decline around 2016.

The big question facing investors since then is whether they think that GameStop can turn the situation around and thrive in the digital gaming era or not. A high level of volatility since then suggests that this question has remained relevant and has ensured that the GameStop share price has fluctuated enormously.

For adventurous investors, it is the sustained volatility of GameStop stock that is going to be most appealing. There is typically no GameStop share dividend paid out, but the way that the price has varied so widely means that it may be attractive for someone looking to try and earn big profits.

More cautious investors could turn to funds that include GameStop as well as other stock. Either way, this is a stock that has had massive swings in the past and that may have something similar happen to it in the future, so it is more likely to attract someone looking for a higher than average volatility level.

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