How Did The Meme Stocks Do Last Year? Here’s How


About a week ago, I heard an analyst on CNBC being interviewed about meme stocks, although he didn’t pronounce it “meeem”, he pronounced it “me-me”. Do you think it was accidental, through ignorance, or on purpose with a hidden meaning?

Whatever you call them, the meme stocks have had a wild ride last year. Surprisingly, a few of them performed extremely well, but many ended up dropping over 40% for the year.

Interestingly, the top performers were GameStock, I mean GameStop (GME) (did I type it that way accidentally or on purpose?), up 688%, and AMC Entertainment (AMC), which rose by 1183%.

The memes that tanked the most were Clovis (CLOV) down 78% and ContextLogic Inc. (WISH), which dropped by 83%.

The following is a list of the meme stocks and semi-meme stocks along with the January 1 to December 31 performance for the year 2021.

GME 688%
AMC 1183%
CLOV -78%
CRON -43%
FVRR -42%
HOOD -49%
IQ -74%
OTLY -61%
WE -27%
WISH -83%
BB 41%
SNDL 22%
BYND -48%
SLV -12%

Maybe we will see some meme action again this year. What do you think?

Disclosure: Author owns SLV and HOOD

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