Trading Tribulation

BBC World Service

November 2021

New apps that provide access to stock markets are revolutionising the world of trading, but they are also creating problems. A new generation of traders are emerging, fuelled by social media and with dreams of earning a fortune.

Seoul journalist Grace Moon visits the Korea Centre For Gambling Problems to explore if easily accessible trading apps are fuelling addictions, before hearing worldwide stories of stock market highs and lows.

Grace speaks to Joon Kwon, who recently started trading, and is sharing his successes with followers on social media. She also hears from Matthew Bly who has a very different story, having won big and then lost thousands on the stock market.

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