Stock Market Today: Small Caps Shine as Meme Stocks Rise Again

Is it the return of the "meme stock"? Gains in GameStop, AMC Entertainment led a Wednesday rally in the small-cap Russell 2000.

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Wednesday marked the 125th anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's founding, but the spotlight belonged to small caps thanks in part to a resurgence in so-called meme stocks.

GameStop (GME, +15.8%), which made headlines earlier this year amid a massive short squeeze, has rocketed higher yet again recently after the company quietly revealed that it was getting into non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

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Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

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