The Most Mentioned Stocks of 2021
A look at the most popular stocks in several categories.
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January 2, 2022
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Today I'll go through some of the most mentioned meme-stocks, SPACs, and crypto-currencies from around the Internet in all of 2021.
Top SPACs of 2021
Top Meme Stocks of 2021
Top Cryptos of 2021
Another exciting year of investing has gone by. We experienced the WallStreetBets and Gamestop Saga, the resurgence in relevancy of cryptocurrencies, and an NFT boom after the summer months.
Surely 2022 will be just as exciting, but only time will tell what's in store for us. What I can tell you for certain though is SwaggyStocks will be dropping some HOT features in the coming days. How hot? Hotter than your sister after her recent divorce so keep an eye on the site and newsletter for these important updates.
Here's a sneak peak into our enhanced social crypto sentiment that will launch later this week. You'll be able to spot crypto currencies that are moving with social volume and we'll begin to roll out similar features among the other categories.
Most Mentioned SPACs of 2021
Without further ado, let's begin with the most mentioned SPACs of 2021.
THCB - Merger with Microvast (MVST): Microvast is an electric vehicle charging company that picked up a lot of social momentum after the share price rocketed from $15 per share to $24 during the Gamestop squeeze. The stock is currently sitting at an all-time low of $5 per share.
CCIV - Merger with Lucid Motors (LCID): This name was hyped for good reason as another EV player came to the market. CCIV started 2021 at their NAV value of $10 per share. It spiked close to $60 multiple times before falling back down and currently sits at $38 per share.
PSTH - Merger Pending, No Rumors: Bill Ackman's SPAC is still on the lookout for an acquisition target. A short stint of rumors and an almost partial acquisition of UMG had the shares trade at $30 for a period of time. The stock is currently back down to $20 per share.
Barkbox (BARK) - Known as STIC pre-merger: BARK was riding hype earlier in the year, but like most SPACs and IPO's from 2021 they are sitting at all-time-lows. Barkbox is trading at $4 per share.
GIK - Gig3 Capital merger with Lightning eMotors (ZEV): Another EV play that could. Like others, ZEV is trading at the lows after having an extremely volatile year in 2021. Notably, in August of 2021, the share price rocketed from $6 to $11, an 80% gain, in just 2 trading days. ZEV is currently trading back at $6 per share.
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Most Mentioned Meme Stocks of 2021
Even though SwaggyStocks has been tracking social sentiment for years, the Gamestop saga was really the birth of it all as it finally became mainstream. Here's a breakdown of the most mentioned stocks on WallStreetBets from 2021.
Gamestop (GME): WSB's favorite stock. If you browse any social media that discusses this ticker it's not uncommon to see threads on why "GME can be a $1,000 stock". Do the apes live in a distorted reality or is that really a possibility? I am unsure.
AMC Entertainment (AMC): The second coming of the short-squeeze and the favorite from the squeeze back in May of 2021. AMC finished the year with a 1,250% return when all was said and done.
Tesla (TSLA): Due to Elon Tesla will always be a retail favorite. Elon's tweets along with TSLA's price action has won over retail traders and was almost just as popular as GME and AMC.
BlackBerry (BB) & Palantir (PLTR): I'm going to group these two stocks together because they are quite similar in the fact that they participated in the short-squeeze events without really having any short-interest. It's a mystery to me why these two names trade in parallel with other high-short-interest names.
Most Mentioned Crypto Currencies of 2021
Ahhh the crypto-currency category -the very misunderstood and under-educated asset class. SwaggyStocks started tracking social sentiment around cryptos in early 2021 and the category seems to be growing in interest explosively. For reference, Bitcoin (BTC) had 4x the amount of social mentions tracked by SwaggyStocks in comparison to Gamestop. Not only that, but the top 15 meme-stocks combined did nearly the same amount of social volume as Bitcoin alone. Is crypto the future? I don't know, but in terms of social sentiment the talk of the town is clearly in crypto and not so much in meme-stocks (anymore).
WallStreetBets - Most Mentioned Equities (this week)
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