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It’s kinda sad. They’ve all been overrun by meme stock traders.
Now every sub is getting hit with short term speculative trades and pump & dumps, all disguised as squeezes.
r/bogleheads is the way
Honestly, r/wallstreetbets before the 8 million people joined. Now it’s fun to watch loss p0rn but yeah, the og version of wsb or r/options
I have to say r/dividends as a mod for them. I also like r/thetagang
For me it never was r/investing
It was r/wallstreetbets and r/pennystocks, not because of community or anything, but because some gems will net enormous money once a lifetime.
Last year and even this year when GME was theoretical short squeeze and nobody knew what was awaiting for them, r/investing never had a meaningful discussion about this stock, it was even worse than that, except for obvious ”its a dying blockbuster” comments, not a single person had an idea what is a shorts queeze, i wish i was making this up. Anyway went in on GME at $40 and made 10x my initial investment.
GME short squeeze was the worst thing to happen to reddit community wise, so hilariously i am without home, but kinda checking in on r/investing and r/stocks, i wish i could get the previously mentioned subs back the way they are, but we all start to realize when the floodgates are open, there is no closing them.
Or maybe this sub reddit changed, i remember it 2020 being ”who keeps buying the stocks, everything is dying and overvalued” and ”everything except DCAing into passive index funds for next 40 years is pure gambling and pure luck without discussion”
But in comparison to what is out there, r/investing is now cozy and with really some great reads.
But i guess you could say markets are cyclical and so are sub reddits. Following r/investing in 2020 from all the sub reddits would net to the least amount of money, if you followed 100th doomsday posts you would be at net loses hard. While places like r/wallstreetbets made millionaires.
This year is quite different, following any other sub reddit will get people sucked in pumps and dumps, yet r/investing seems to be only one discussing macro economics which helped me understand what is actually going on with the market and netted me quite hefty sums.
Just my thoughts on it, don’t take it too personally. I would follow the devil himself if his way was the most profitable.