Article: Robinhood Is In Talks With FINRA To Settle March 2020 Probe Into Options And Outages

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Robinhood Is In Talks With FINRA To Settle March 2020 Probe Into Options And Outages

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge,  26 February 2021
At the center of the investigation was how Robinhood displays cash balances and buying power to its customers and the process that it undertakes to vet and approve traders for options trading. Continue reading “Article: Robinhood Is In Talks With FINRA To Settle March 2020 Probe Into Options And Outages”

Article: How were more than 100% of GameStop’s shares shorted?

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How were more than 100% of GameStop’s shares shorted?

John McCrank, Reuters, 18 February 2021

But Vlad Tenev, broker Robinhood’s chief executive officer, recently pointed out that some of the stocks involved in the “meme stock” rally were more than 100% shorted, implying that more shares were shorted than were available to trade.

“I just think that’s pathological,” he said on the All-In Podcast late last Friday. “You end up with this situation that could destabilize the financial markets.”

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Article: House Hearing On GameStop Fiasco Will Focus On “Short Selling And Stock Manipulation”

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House Hearing On GameStop Fiasco Will Focus On “Short Selling And Stock Manipulation”

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, 16 February 2021

In order to affect change, one has to understand the problem before them. It is by those standards we can confidently say we are near-certain that this week’s upcoming congressional hearings on the GameStop fiasco will be both a useless circus and a intellectual farce.

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Article: Exposing The Robinhood Scam: Here’s How Much Citadel Paid To Robinhood To Buy Your Orders

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Exposing The Robinhood Scam: Here’s How Much Citadel Paid To Robinhood To Buy Your Orders

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, 14 February 2021

Frankly, we’ve had it with the constant stream of lies from Robinhood and neverending bullshit from the company’s CEO, Vlad Tenev.

With Tenev scheduled to testify on Thursday, alongside the CEOs of Citadel, Melvin Capital and Reddit, the apriori mea culpas have started to emerge – if a little too late – the former HFT trader spoke late on Friday on the All-In Podcast hosted by Chamath Palihapitiya, who had strongly criticized Robinhood over the trading restrictions, and Jason Calacanis, a Robinhood investor, and said that “no doubt we could have communicated this a little bit better to customers.”

Subject: Vlad Tenev

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Vlad Tenev is the co-founder and CEO of Robinhood. A first-generation immigrant from Bulgaria, Tenev earned his B.S. in Mathematics at Stanford University before starting two finance companies in New York City, selling trading software to hedge funds. In 2013, Tenev and longtime friend Baiju Bhatt co-founded Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage dedicated to democratizing the finance system. The company has millions of users across the country and is currently valued at $8.6 billion.

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