Robinhood Launches College Tour to Recruit Young Customers

The stock trading app Robinhood, notorious for its actions against GameStop and other “meme stock” investors, has kicked off a nationwide effort to convince students to trade stocks using its app, including a $20,000 giveaway offering to young people.

Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev

Robinhood Pays $70M Fine for Misleading Customers

The popular stock and cryptocurrency trading platform Robinhood has reportedly paid a $70 million settlement to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on Wednesday after being accused of misleading customers.

Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev

Robinhood Moves Toward IPO Despite GameStop Controversy

Stock trading app Robinhood has chosen Nasdaq as the exchange for its IPO this year, despite being embroiled in controversy over its treatment of its customers during the Gamestop trading frenzy and previous problems including trading outages.

Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev

AOC Refuses to Work with Cruz amid Robinhood, GameStop Fiasco: ‘You Almost Had Me Murdered’

Both Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are among lawmakers seemingly calling for congressional action after Robinhood restricted trading for GameStop following a surge spurred by a populist investing movement, but the New York lawmaker rejected Cruz after he agreed with her on social media, telling the senator to “sit this one out” because, she claimed, he almost had her “murdered” three weeks ago — a reference to the January 6 Capitol riot.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Robinhood Blames ‘Thundering Herd’ Effect for Stock Trading Outages

The Robinhood trading app crashed this week during a major U.S. trading day, preventing customers from making trades as stocks surged, an outage that lasted into Tuesday. Robinhood is blaming “stress on our infrastructure” and the “‘thundering herd’ effect” for the problems, which it vows to fix. The platform’s customers were not impressed.

The Associated Press

Robinhood App Crashes, Stock Trading Fails over Multiple Days

Popular online brokerage platform Robinhood suffered an outage lasting an entire trading day which prevented customers from making trades as stocks surged Monday. The outage has continued into Tuesday’s trading hours with Robinhood not providing timing for its service to be reinstated.

Robinhood CEO Baiju Bhatt