2021 marks a wild year in the stock market


Shoppers wait for a GameStop store to open on at the Tysons Corner Center, in Tysons, Virginia, November 27, 2020.

Hannah McKay | Reuters

An army of Reddit traders, triple-digit stock pops and a $100 million deli: In a wild year of trading, the unexpected became the norm in the stock market in 2021.

This year’s activity coincided with a surge of rookie investors who joined the world of stock trading to ride the historic market rebound. Remote work, stimulus checks and higher personal savings levels, as well as social media chatrooms, only accelerated the boom in retail trading.

“If there was ever a doubt about who wields power in the stock market, the U.S. retail investor stole the show in…


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