Like much of the rest of the world, SA’s financial commentariat has been captivated by the bizarre story of GameStop, a once barely known US video game retailer whose share price rocketed more than 1,700% last month.

Its incredible run has prompted a series of trading bans and responses from everyone from the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now