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FTX May Buy Robinhood, Shares Rise [u]

Sam Bankman-Fried is acting once again to take advantage of significantly lower valuations in a struggling marketplace. Rumors claim that Bankman-Fried is looking to purchase Robinhood via his crypto exchange FTX. While no deal yet, the rumblings have caused shares in Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) to rise… Read More

Money App Ziglu Partners with ClearBank

Ziglu, a UK-based e-Money institution and crypto platform, has announced a partnership with  ClearBank, a “cloud-based clearing bank.” ClearBank is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. According to a company statement, Ziglu will be utilizing ClearBank’s platform to provide… Read More

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Takes 7.6% Stake in Robinhood, Shares Rise After Hours


Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, has purchased a 7.62% stake, or 56,273,469 shares in Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD). Bankman-Fried paid $648,293,886.33 for the shares. The share were purchased at an average price of $11.52/each. The purchase was revealed in a filing with the Securities and… Read More

Robinhood Allows Account Holders to Benefit from Securities Lending


This is interesting. Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) announced this week that its account holders will now enable “Stock Lending.” To quote Steve Quirk, Chief Brokerage Officer at Robinhood: “Our version of Stock Lending empowers customers to put their investments to work while keeping it simple. Robinhood does… Read More

Dead Cat Bounce? After Hitting New Low Shares in Robinhood Turn Green

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) reported earnings this week and they were dismal. Besides negative numbers on both the top and bottom lines, Robinhood reported that Monthly Active Users (MAUs) dropped by a whopping 10% going from 15.9 million in March 2022 from 17.7 million in March 2021…. Read More

Robinhood Reports Declining Revenue, $392 Million Net Loss, Shares Drop

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD), a social investment platform that marries digital assets with traditional securities, has reported Q1 earnings and they are a bit disappointing. Robinhood said that net revenues decreased to $299 million in comparison with $522 million in the first quarter of 2021, a whopping… Read More

Robinhood will Cut Employees by 9%, Stock Hits New 52 Week Low

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) has announced it will cut employees by around 9%. The news arrives at a time when shares in Robinhood are trading at or near an all-time low. Shares in Robinhood are hovering around $9.50 – far below its 52-week high of $85/share. In… Read More

Now Available: Robinhood Users Can Trade During Extended Hours

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) has turned on the feature to enable extended hours of securities trading. The new feature was revealed earlier this month and turned on yesterday. Account holders may now trade during pre-market hours (7AM to 9:30AM ET) and post-market hours (4PM to 8PM ET)… Read More

Robinhood to Acquire UK e-Money Firm Ziglu

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) has agreed to acquire UK Fintech Ziglu. In a blog post today, Robinhood said the acquisition is part of its goal to expand internationally in the UK as well as continental Europe. Ziglu is a regulated e-Money institution that operates as a neobank… Read More

Robinhood Downgraded by Goldman – “Softening retail engagement levels”

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) took a blow today during an overall challenging market session, as Goldman Sachs issued a downgrade from Neutral to Sell. Robinhood is a social trading platform allowing users to trade both traditional securities alongside crypto. Last week, Robinhood shared that its goal is… Read More

Robinhood Plans 24/7 Stock Trading, Wins Victory in Mass Court Case, Still Can’t Catch a Bid as Stock Sinks

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) had some positive news last week. First, in a blog post, Robinhood shared its ambition to offer 24/7 stock trading – just like crypto markets operate today. Robinhood stated: “As an important step towards 24/7 equities investing, we’re launching new extended hours that… Read More

Robinhood Markets Appoints Meyer Malka to its Board of Directors


The team at Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) recently noted that they are excited to share that Micky Malka is joining Robinhood Markets’ Board of Directors “effective March 23.” Vlad Tenev, CEO and Co-Founder of Robinhood, stated: “As an early investor in Robinhood, Micky has been a partner… Read More

Financial Inclusion: Robinhood Teams Up with Amplify Latinx via Strategic Investment

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) recently teamed up with Amplify Latinx via an investment that celebrates their fifth anniversary and supports their ongoing work to uplift the Latinx community. The Massachusetts-headquartered nonprofit Amplify Latinx aims to support Latinx communities by enhancing their economic power. This is done by… Read More

Acorns Bails on $2.2 Billion SPAC Deal

Last May 2021, it was announced that Acorns, a digital wealth management platform, would become a publicly traded firm in a SPAC deal valued at $2.2 billion. Last week, it was announced the SPAC merger had been axed. Pioneer Merger Corp (NASDAQ: PACX), the SPAC… Read More

Robinhood Makes Work From Home Permanent

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) has embraced the work from home (WFH) movement by making it permanent as the ongoing COVID health challenge and  new technology combine to create the perfect storm to make centralized offices superfluous. In a blog post, Robinhood said it would remain “primarily remote”… Read More

Fintech Adoption to Continue in 2022 with Financial Inclusion, Green Investments, Online Trading, Remittance Payments As Key Focus Areas

Financial services have become a lot more accessible, seamless, and user-friendly in the past decade due largely to the rise of innovative Fintech platforms throughout the world. Traditional banking service providers have launched their own digital transformation strategies in order to remain competitive in a… Read More

Former TD Ameritrade Exec Steve Quirk Joins Robinhood Markets as Chief Brokerage Officer


The team at Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) says they are pleased to announce Steve Quirk is joining Robinhood Markets as its Chief Brokerage Officer. Robinhood writes in a blog post that Steve Quirk will be responsible for overseeing their broker-dealers, Robinhood Financial and Robinhood Securities, “effective January… Read More

Robinhood Shares Latest Update on its Cryptocurrency Wallets

In September of this year, the team at Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) had announced that crypto wallets were coming to the platform—enabling clients to not only trade, but send and receive virtual currency via the Robinhood app. Robinhood wrote in a blog post that they’d long heard… Read More

Bitcoin #1 on Social Media’s Top 10 Most Popular Cryptocurrencies List

There was no surprises at the top when GlobalData released the top 10 cryptocurrencies for 2021 in terms of how many social media conversations they generated through the year, up to Dec. 9. Twitter and Reddit feeds were monitored. Bitcoin generated close to 900,000 discussions… Read More

Cross Exchange Crypto Trading Platform Cove Markets Acquired by Robinhood

Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) is boosting its crypto tool kit in advance of launching its bespoke digital wallet. According to a blog post, Robinhood has acquired Cove Markets – a cross-exchange trading platform that is designed to help investors manage their crypto accounts. Robinhood says the two… Read More

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