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How I Got Sucked Into a Discord Stock-Trading Group and Made Thousands

Reddit’s WallStreetBets isn’t the only online hangout for passionate amateur traders

The Discord app displayed on the screen of an iPhone.
Photo: Fabian Sommer/picture alliance/Getty

Just around dawn, before I’ve brushed my teeth, fed the cat, or even put on my glasses, my iPhone hovers glowing just above my face as I launch my trading app. From first glance, I can tell if it’s a red…

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Omar L. Gallaga

Omar L. Gallaga

Tech culture writer and podcaster, now freelancing in Texas. Bylines: Washington Post, WSJ, CNN, NPR, Wired, Texas Monthly. Here for all your wordy needs.