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Famous meme stocks: Stonks that only go up (apparently)

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Meme stocks are equities that become famous through meme-culture and sharing on social media sites, such as Twitter and Reddit. In some ways they are a serious form of retail trader-created cultural expressionism and countercultural distain for the Wall Street-led status quo. In other ways, they're a ton ill-informed people jumping on the same bandwagon in the misguided hope of becoming filthy rich overnight.

In this Spark we list the most popular meme-driven stocks of 2021 – the year in which the hype seemed to reach a new dimension. Whatever your take on meme stocks, one can't question their volatility as assets, so please research deeper than a few tweets before investing.