Retail traders are back in full force. Data compiled by Vanda Research shows that retail traders bought an average of $1.36 billion per day in US stocks over the past week. The company points out that most of that money has gone into exchange-traded funds, but notes that the WallStreetBets crowd has also “intensified” its engagement, as these Reddit users flock to the sites. option to raise capital and buy cash. of the stock meme. That’s no more evident than in the recent rise in Bed Bath & Beyond meme stock, which ended Tuesday, up nearly 300% for the month. Other classic meme names like AMC and GameStop also rallied in August. “The WSB community has also continued to increase their engagement … further supporting the current uptrend in US stocks.” , Vanda Research analyst Lucas Mantle wrote in a note. Vanda noted that retail transaction volume at Bed Bath & Beyond over the past five days has increased by 350% from the previous month. Disney, Trade Desk and Rivian have also seen retail volumes double during that time, along with AMC, Plug Power, Roblox, DraftKings and Affirm. However, Bed Bath & Beyond is the “king”. “The hands of retail investors are once again visible as both cash purchases and call volume volumes are up more than 70 times their all-time averages,” said Mantle. “Prior to the latest rally, approximately 35% of the outstanding shares of BBBY were held, making this stock a leading contender.” Bed Bath & Beyond also saw some of the biggest retail cash outflows over the past week, with traders buying $136.13 million worth of stock over the past five days. Tesla tops Vanda’s inflows list, with a net buying of $568.92 million in the past five trading days. Other names that have seen major retail cash outflows include AMD, Apple, Amazon, and Nvidia.