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STATE OF PLAY

Inside the hormones, politics, and technology fueling a global stock market bubble

Rodrigo Fortes for Quartz
  • John Detrixhe
By John Detrixhe

Future of finance reporter

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A historic economic crash. Geopolitical turmoil dialed up to the max. A pandemic threatening to rip through the worldโ€™s population again.

Sound like a good time to buy stocks?

It seems a little nuts, but tens of millions of people around the planet are doing it with zeal. (But not you, right?) In China, regular people are packing into brokerage houses to buy shares. Americans from coast to coast are feverishly refreshing their Robinhood and TD Ameritrade brokerage apps, while newbie traders in India are enamored with penny stocks. A growing number of Brits have taken a fancy to shares.

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