As with seemingly every part in markets as of late, all of it ties again to the Reddit Wall Street Bets message board.
No, we’re not speaking about
(ticker: GME). Rather, Castor Maritime (CTRM). The dry-bulk commodities transportation agency was buying and selling round 20 cents earlier this 12 months till it was swept up in momentum as customers of the message board really useful the firm, sending shares as excessive as $1.95.
The inventory was recognized as a potential gamble utilizing methodology from just lately revealed analysis paper—from Alok Kumar of the University of Miami, Houng Nguyen of the University of Danang, and Talis Putnins at the University of Technology Sydney and Stockholm School of Economics. The group proposed taking a look at the common quantity over 30 days in comparison with market cap as a method of figuring out what they referred to as lottery shares. “We assume that gambling in stock markets involves disproportionate amount of trading in lottery-like stocks,” they stated.
Castor topped the analysis group’s record of New York Stock Exchange- and Nasdaq-listed firms that have been potential “lottery stocks.” Barron’s added to a filter to the record to have a look at firms with market caps of no less than $500 million and published the list in January.
We ran our model of that display screen once more this month. Castor Maritime topped our record this time.
(SNDL), the hashish inventory, and
Genius Brands International
(GNUS), the kids’s media firm, seem excessive on the record too. The high NYSE-listed inventory was
(AMC), the film chain operator that, with GameStop, turned a poster-child for the so-called meme stock revolution.
And what about
itself? It’s not in the high 20, however the methodology does put the video-games retailer excessive: Out of greater than 3,000 shares, GameStop ranks 128th as a lottery inventory.
The inventory scoring lowest in the lottery inventory rankings was Google proprietor