Meta’s Classic Short Squeeze, Congressional Testimony & Retiree Spending Rules

Meta’s Classic Short Squeeze, Magnificent 7 Earnings & Retiree Spending Rules

The Money Wise guys are back in the studio and the big news is Meta’s comeback – also known as a classic short squeeze. But first, last week’s numbers from Wall Street: The Dow was up 1.4%, the S&P 500 was up 1.4%, and the NASDAQ was up 1.1%. YTD the Dow is up 2.6%, the S&P is up 4.0%, and the NASDAQ is up 4.1%. We’ve finished the month of January and all three indices were up by about 1%, which tends to bode well for investors as the year unfolds. The Money Wise guys discuss the impact of the Federal Reserve meeting last week, a particularly bad day for the S&P, and Meta’s shocking earnings. Talk about a comeback! Though it was a classic short squeeze, folks. The guys also discuss earnings news for the Magnificent 7, Mark Zuckerberg’s record-breaking wealth ascension, and the damaging social media impacts discussed in Zuckerberg’s recent congressional testimony. 

What is a Short Squeeze, Anyway?

The Money Wise guys call Meta’s comeback a classic short squeeze in this episode, but what does that mean? A short squeeze describes a market phenomenon where s sharp rise in the price of an asset forces traders who previously sold short to close out their positions. It’s called a short squeeze because this strong buying pressure “squeezes” the short sellers out of the market. Check out more short squeeze information here.

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