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The country witnessed an interesting standoff in the stock market last week, as a group of individual investors connected via social media banded together to take on large hedge funds by exploiting a quirk in the system. Although it appears the activity, which captured headlines and dominated discussions for several days, is unlikely to have an immediate impact on retirement investments, the long-term impacts of the situation are somewhat unclear.

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