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Gen Z investors are ditching meme stocks for the metaverse

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Gen Z investors are ditching meme stocks for the metaverse

Youngsters are shifting their focus to electric vehicle start-ups and NFT companies

John McCrank

Enthusiasm around meme stocks has eased for young investors a year on from the GameStop trading frenzy, with Gen Z’s attention shifting to companies in areas such as electric vehicles and the metaverse, according to a new report.

The top stock holding among the Gen Z cohort — people born after 1996 — in the fourth quarter was Tesla, according to the quarterly investor outlook from Apex Fintech Solutions, which provides custody and clearing services for brokers like SoFi, Stash, WeBull and Goldman Sachs Group’s Marcus.

AMC Entertainment slipped from the No. 1 spot in the top 100 ranking of stocks for the first time in several quarters, to No. 3, said the report, which analysed more than a million Gen Z accounts held by Apex’s clearing arm...

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