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Robinhood Gets Accused By People For Limiting GameStop Shares

Robinhood (online brokerage app) is being accused by people of stealing from the poor and giving it to the rich after it limited trading on GameStop Shares.

Robinhood, an online brokerage app that was named after a folk hero. He was someone who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. But this time the online brokerage app is being criticized for blocking purchases for certain stocks. People are enraged by this situation and have been accusing and criticizing the firm saying that it has done the opposite of what Rohinhood a mythical being was doing.

Robinhood’s customers were enraged on Thursday when it halted new buy orders on stocks like GameStop, GME -44.29%. This step by the online brokerage has caused quite an uproar. People have been accusing it of stealing from the poor to give to the rich after it limited trading on GameStop shares.

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What Were Robinhood’s Statement On The Accusations And The Limited Trading On Shares?

The App had released a statement on Thursday Morning stating that users can close out their positions but cannot buy more stock. After which they even mentioned that “We continuously monitor the markets and make changes where necessary,” Robinhood said. “In light of recent volatility, we are restricting transactions for certain securities to position closing only, including $AMC, $BB, $BBBY, $EXPR, $GME, $KOSS, $NAKD and $NOK. We also raised margin requirements for certain securities.”

Is Robinhood The Only Trading Company To Limit Stocks?

Many other trading companies have also limited transactions for these stocks. Among which TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab have also placed similar restrictions on Wednesday. Unfortunately for Robinhood, it was the only trading app to bear the heat of the people. Since this is not their first time being criticized it makes sense as to why people have been so angry with its steps on restricting purchases of shares.

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