Investment Gamification: Not All Cons, Some Important Pros

The gamification of investing can drive investor engagement and literacy, but it can also promote harmful investor behavior. Balance is imperative.

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In the frothy days of meme-stock trading, when fortunes were seemingly made and lost in a matter of months via frequent online trading of hot stocks like GameStop, investment gamification came under scrutiny.

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Margaret Franklin, CFA
President and CEO, CFA Institute

Marg Franklin leads CFA Institute and its more than 190,000 members worldwide in promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and professional excellence in the investment profession. Franklin has built her career over the course of more than 25 years in the investment and wealth management industries, in both institutional and private wealth. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of CFA Society Toronto.