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The BlackBerry stock crashes
The BlackBerry stock crashes
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The BlackBerry stock crashes

By Marco Cavicchioli - 4 Feb 2021

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The BlackBerry (BB) stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). 

They have been rallying strongly in recent weeks, with a mini-bubble that seems to have deflated

It all began on January 14th, when the price suddenly started to rise. 

In fact, until January 13th, the price had remained below $8, but the next day it had already risen to $10, an increase of 25% in 24 hours. 

But the rally did not end there. On the contrary, on January 20th the price had already risen another 30% to $13, and on January 22nd it was close to $15. 

The first spike came in the pre-market on Monday, January 25th, when the price jumped to $20, a gain of 33% in less than an hour

A similar thing happened on January 27th, when the price jumped from $20 to over $28 in half a day, marking the highest spike of this period. 

Having started at less than $8, at that point it had risen 250% in thirteen days. 

However, the following day there was a first collapse, bringing the price back below $14, and in the following days, it fell again to $12. 

In other words, it lost 57% in five days. 

BlackBerry stock like GameStop

The timing more or less coincides with that of the GameStop (GME) share price parabola, which started at $50 on January 22nd, jumped to almost $500 in the pre-market on January 28th, and then fell back to around $90. 

But BB’s performance is even more pronounced if one takes the 2020 prices as a reference. 

Last year the stock hovered between $3 and $6, more than six times lower than its peak on January 27th, 2021. 

However, BlackBerry has performed much better in the past. For example, the all-time high was in May 2008, when its smartphones dominated the market and the price jumped to almost $140. But then came the iPhone storm, and the company went into crisis. 

BB is one of those “meme headlines” on which the Reddit community WallStreetBets has focused its attention in recent days. The reason for the formation of this mini-bubble is therefore to be found here, so much so that even today it remains among the eight restricted stocks on Robinhood. It is not known what will happen when these restrictions are lifted.

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded ilBitcoin.news, and his YouTube channel has more than 25 thousand subscribers.

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