Extra Credit Opportunity: The GameStop Squeeze – Lessons for Investors and Firms

This Thursday, February 11th, from 12:30-1:30 pm CT, three of my Finance colleagues – Dr. Shane Underwood, Dr. Mike Stegemoller, and Dr. Erik Davidson, will present a panel discussion of what can be learned from recent events in the market for GameStop stock.  I have previously blogged about the GameStop trading debacle at http://derivatives.garven.com/2021/01/31/the-real-force-driving-the-gamestop-revolution, so review that posting for further context prior to attending this webinar.

Please find additional details below:

Date: Thursday, Feb. 11
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm CST
Featured Speakers:

This Webinar, scheduled for 12:30-1:30 pm CST on Thursday, February 11th, requires registration: Please register at this link

Since this panel discussion has the makings of an extra-credit opportunity for Finance 4366, let’s have it! You can earn extra credit by attending (via Zoom) and reporting on what you learn. If you decide to take advantage of this extra-credit opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4366 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). Submit your report as a (PDF formatted) 1-2 page executive summary. In order to receive credit, the report must be uploaded to the Assignments section of the Course Canvas page by no later than 5 pm CST on Monday, February 15 (Click on the Assignment entitled “GameStop Extra Credit Webinar – Thursday, 2/11, 12:30-1:30”).

Extra Credit Opportunity: Retail Investors Shake Up Wall Street, What’s Next?

Retail investors have shaken up Wall Street with their activities on Reddit and Robinhood affecting the stock price of GameStop, AMC, and other assets. The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will be holding a webinar on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, to discuss the implications of recent events and the possible regulatory responses.

The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business is bringing together academics and industry professionals to discuss: What’s next for retail and institutional investors? What regulatory changes can we expect? What are the implications for the democratization of finance?

Please find additional details below:

Date: Friday, Feb. 5
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. EST

Featured Speakers (L to R): Prof. Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business; Guy Adami, CNBC; Professor Pete Kyle, University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business; and Prof. Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

This Webinar, scheduled for 11 am – 12 noon CST on Friday, February 5th requires registration: Please register at this link.

Since this panel discussion has the makings of an extra-credit opportunity for Finance 4366, let’s have it! You can earn extra credit by attending (via Zoom) and reporting on what you learn. If you decide to take advantage of this extra-credit opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4335 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). The report should be in the form of a (PDF formatted) 1-2 page executive summary. In order to receive credit, the report must be uploaded to the Assignments section of the Course Canvas page by no later than 5 pm CT on Monday, February 7 (Click on the Assignment entitled “Center for Financial Markets and Policy Extra Credit Opportunity”).