Back in the analog days, boiler rooms cold called everyone from the neighbor across the street to a grandmother scraping by on a meager pension, all to pump publicly traded securities that had little chance of succeeding — except for those that got in early. Today, social media platforms like Discord do away with high-pressure…

Investors are beginning to rely less on the r/WallStreetBets subreddit as it undergoes internal changes. Rather, the Reddit community is blossoming out, with countless other investment boards cropping up, as well as Telegram communities where investors can better engage with one another on picks. However, make no mistake — short squeeze stocks are not going…