Why is the price of silver soaring?

Individual investors are apparently fueling the increase. It's a similar strategy to what we've seen with GameStop stock.
Retail investors are now targeting big banks who have bet against the price of silver.
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Why is GameStop stock going wild right now?

Jan 27, 2021
Last March, shares were $4 apiece. Now they’re more than $347. Social media has something to do with it.
A GameStop location in New York City. The video game retailer fell on hard times, but recently, its stock has zoomed.
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"The China Hustle" tells the story of a massive fraud you probably haven't heard about

Apr 2, 2018
In this documentary, director Jed Rothstein follows several acitivist investors who blew the whistle on dozens of fraudulent Chinese companies.
A scene from the film "The China Hustle." Activist short sellers investigated several Chinese companies that misled investors on the value of their company and used video surveillance on production facilities to see how busy they were.
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For short sellers, a record stock market is troublesome

Jul 21, 2017
Stocks have posted steady gains, which means traders betting against them aren’t happy.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Momentum stocks slowed down in March

Mar 28, 2014
Stocks for trendy companies slowed down significantly in March
A brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) plays at the Sloth Sanctuary in Penshurt, some 220 km east of San Jose, Costa Rica, on August 30, 2012. 
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Short-selling: A step-by-step guide.

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Mar 20, 2014
Short selling has a bad rap. But it's been around as long as the markets have.
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Getting naked in short selling

Oct 22, 2008
The practice of short selling has been blamed for the collapse of several major companies' shares during the financial crisis. What is short...

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