Meme stocks aren't new, but their biggest fans are

Signage is displayed at a GameStop Corp. store in Oswego, Ill., on April 1, 2019. Foto: Bloomberg/Daniel Acker

Get used to meme stocks because they're not going away.

The meme stock frenzy that has gripped financial markets this year started in January when shares of video game retailer GameStop Corp. skyrocketed to nearly $350 from around $20 in just two weeks. Other once-sleepy stocks have shot up to varying degrees since then, such as movie chain AMC Entertainment Holdings and home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond...

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