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'Pile of garbage': Wirecard's stock is so toxic after its $2 billion accounting scandal that even the highly speculative world of day-trading is shying away

'Pile of garbage': Wirecard's stock is so toxic after its $2 billion accounting scandal that even the highly speculative world of day-trading is shying away




German fintech Wirecard filed for insolvency in June following a $2 billion scandal, which saw its former chief executive Markus Braun get arrested and resign.




Wire card's share price tanked 97% from $117 to just under $4 in less than three weeks.




But even as it slumps, the stock is too toxic for the highly speculative world of day-trading.




Business insider spoke to 5 Robinhood traders to gauge their buying interest in the battered stock.




But Robinhood day-traders are mostly unmoved by Wirecard's price crash, with most of them saying they will avoid investing in the stock.




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Alongside the coronavirus driven plunge in stocks in March, perhaps the biggest market story of 2020 has been the rise of an army of day-traders pouring into stocks.
Shares in bankrupt companies like Hertz and JCPenney saw massive price spikes thanks to day-traders buying their sharply discounted stock in pursuit of a quick buck.
When German fintech Wirecard went into insolvency, and shares plummeted, it looked like a flurry of day-traders would flock to the battered stock to make some quick money.
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