Are you feeling the stock shock with all the GameStop talk? Jim Royal, Bankrate's investing and wealth management reporter, breaks down how he's keeping up with the madness and explains what it all means and why new investors should proceed with caution.
James F. Royal, Ph.D., is a senior reporter for investing at Bankrate, and has been investing in the stock market for more than two decades. Royal is the author of The Zen of Thrift Conversions, and holds a doctorate from the University of Florida.
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