Trading places: the rise of the citizen investor
In the gamification of the stock market, increasing numbers of Irish people are playing the markets alone on free apps or in large groups inside private chat rooms such as Discord
Bored and locked down, I went on a diet for something to do.
And, at the same time, my partner started investing for something to do.
I lost 4 kilos and he made a killing.
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