Let me just start this is a disclaimer: I am not an expert on finance, and this post is not financial advice.
This post has one purpose: to help people make sense of what is happening in financial news right now. If you hear things like “short positions” and “gamma squeezing” and have no idea what these things mean, keep reading. If you do, share this article and don’t bother reading.
Publishers need to make a living. Journalists, video producers, musicians, and bloggers all have to pay their bills.
The two common ways of making money from online content are:
Free content with ads Subscription content without ads Sometimes publishers use both, but with a reduced number of ads for subscribers, magazine-style.
The trouble with subscriptions is that people can quickly feel saturated. Once you subscribe to WaPo, NYTimes, WSJ, you might want to read that LATimes article, but don’t want to sign up for yet another monthly subscription.