Inside the Minds of Retail Investors With Gunjan Banerji
How did social media play into the meme stock mania of 2021? What makes the retail investors of today more discerning than ever before? Is there such a thing as no-fee trading?
Liz sits down with Gunjan Banerji, lead writer for The Wall Street Journal's live markets coverage to talk about the evolution of retail investors, the type of investing they find most attractive, and the ways in which social media can be both a blessing and a curse. Liz also offers her quick take on meme stock investing and where you can start to do your research on investments.
For more from Liz, read her weekly column every Thursday on the SoFi blog or follow her on Twitter, @LizYoungStrat.
Notable mentions in episode:
06:19 Retail investor preferences (passive or active?)
10:00 How social media has impacted retail investing and what to consider before turning to social for advice
15:08 Why retail investors aren't the "last to the party"
19:24 Why investing isn't free
28:00 Gunjan's hot takes in investing
29:28 Liz's takeaways from the interview
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