Ok_Significance_4008 OP t1_j29jiso wrote

Source - US Stock Options Smash Record, Surpassing 10 Billion Contracts (msn.com)

WSB has impact on global stock options trading market:

" The outsize increases of 2021 and 2020 are attributed to small-fry retail traders whose interest in tech shares and so-called meme stocks such as GameStop Corp. sparked huge demand for leveraged investments such as options and other derivatives. But during a year of steep equity losses, many of those participants were likely put to flight. "