Diamond Hands

What does it mean to have diamond hands?

To hold a stock through losses

Among the users of Reddit's r/WallStreetBets subreddit, investors who hold a stock through losses are referred to as diamond hands. Sometimes, these investors hold a stock because they genuinely believe the stock is undervalued and its price will bounce back. Other times, diamond hands hold a stock because YOLO, and they don't care whether they lose all their money to market swings.

While investors with diamond hands are praised as courageous on r/WallStreetBets, those with paper hands are derided as cowardly. Both labels, however, are often applied semi-ironically. Most investors, even the bros on the r/WallStreetBets subreddit, understand that investors have to buy, hold, and sell at the time that feels right to them.

Diamond hands, paper hands, tendies, and other r/WallStreetBets slang entered the public lexicon during early 2021's epic GameStop stock rollercoaster ride. Diamond hands held their stock through the event, while paper hands cashed out early (sometimes, at a loss).


This guy's been holding the stock for six months now. Six months! He's got the diamondest of diamond hands
A diamond-handed Redditor
A diamond-handed Redditor

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Updated February 11, 2021

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