Wow! What a week it’s been. If you’ve been following the GameStop (GME) stock price in 2021, you’ll know that GME has grown more than 1500% at the time of writing. Several factors have contributed to this meteoric growth. As an inexperienced investor, I won’t try to explain the market forces at play. But as an avid reader of Reddit, I am well ingrained in the situation that is still evolving and taking the world’s attention. I recommend Googling GME stock and the subreddit named “WallStreetBets” (WSB) if you want to understand what’s going on.
For this month’s competition, we have a couple of interesting datasets. Firstly, we have the GME historical stock price updated through today. You’ll be able to visualize the growth of GME from their IPO until today (this dataset will be updated continually as new data is received). And second, we have a dataset containing each Reddit post from the WSB subreddit mentioning GME over the past month.
Will these datasets allow us to uncover some truth behind the situation or show any correlation at all? I’m not entirely sure. I’ll leave that up to you.
How to Compete
Rules and guidelines for the competition.
- Contest runs from Monday February 1st, 2021 (2/1/2021) 12pm EST through Monday February 8th, 2021 (2/8/2021) 12pm EST.
- Build a Power BI report based on the datasets (or bring your own datasets). The report can be as simple or complex as you’d like to make it! Entries from all skill levels are welcome.
- When complete, publish the report to Web and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can choose to send the raw .PBIX file instead.
- All entries will be judged on the following criteria, and winners will be announced Friday, February 12th (2/12/2021).
With these datasets, you can build a unique Power BI model and report that you can share with potential employers, hiring managers, friends and family, or the world! Get started now and take your Power BI skills to a new level!