Matt Kohrs had simply come off his seven-hour Friday YouTube livestream titled “AMC & GameStop: MASSIVE GAINS,” which totaled 377,000 views amongst a fellowship of like-minded “apes” – the simian identify given to retail traders who upended the Wall Avenue elite earlier this yr by placing GameStop (NYSE: GME) into an surprising ascension.
And why are these traders referred to as “apes”? Kohrs famous the time period is an instance of reverse psychology that makes use of the monetary elite’s barely-disguised indifference (or worse) of retail traders as a badge of honor.
“Wall Avenue refers to retail traders as dumb cash – we’re simply dumb ‘apes’ that don’t know what we’re doing,” he defined.
In an interview with Benzinga, Kohrs mentioned the rise of the “apes” and the way they’re leveling the investing taking part in subject, whether or not the elite likes it or not.
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