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Documentary at Ashland fest highlights the Game Stop traders


Most of us can express two basic things to know in stock trading: buy low and sell high.

The rest of what goes on at stock exchanges can be hard to understand on a good day. But the people in the know can use the system to great advantage.

And it can be used against them. The practice of short-selling, expecting a stock to go down in price, got turned against the practitioners when a band of traders got together and bid up the price of the retail chain Game Stop. That's the story told in the documentary "Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets," playing at the Ashland Independent Film Festival running April 1-10.

Rogue Valley resident Gary Kout is one of the producers; he joins us for an overview, while AIFF Artistic Director Roberta Munroe returns with details of this and other key documentaries at AIFF.

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