The Circus Leaves Town

I have some quotes in the Los Angeles Times this morning about the current state of fad and meme-related “investing”. Michael Hiltzik’s new column takes a look at what happens when the recreational traders get tired of losing money and recede from the three-ring circus…
The finance world, which is constantly on the lookout for rules and laws it can break in the interest of making more money, may ha…

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