Stocks to Watch Thursday: GameStop, Tesla and Apple – WSJ.com

The man who created Reddit’s WallStreetBets isn’t who you think he is.

He’s 39 years old. He lives in Mexico City with his wife, a physician, and spends his weeks chasing after their 3-year-old twins and tending to his day job as a consultant—hardly the sort of character one might associate with the roiling investing forum.

He never imagined the Reddit community he created in 2012 would morph into a force so powerful that it would send GameStop Corp. GME 134.84% shares into overdrive, nearly topple a hedge fund and leave professional money managers around the country staring at Twitter with their mouths agape.

“It’s a little like watching one of those horror films where you can see the bad guy slowly going up the stairs,” Jaime Rogozinski said. “You see this train wreck happening in real time.”

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