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Stock trading app Robinhood priced its initial public offering at $38 a share late on Wednesday – the bottom end of its initially dislcosedprice range –  valuing it at $31.7 billion ahead of its trading debut Thursday.  Photograph:  Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Stock trading app Robinhood is known for its association with “meme stocks”. Now it could become one. Robinhood priced its initial public offering at (...)

Earlier this year, Dan Egan, a behavioural finance expert at online investment company Betterment, cautioned that “free is easy” – too easy. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Zero-commission trading of US stocks is coming to Ireland. A new mobile brokerage, Singapore-based Gotrade, promises an investment world “without bord(...)

Warren Buffett (90) says ‘taking advantage of the gambling instincts of society and it isn’t admirable’. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Warren Buffett isn’t keen on zero-commission broker Robinhood and it seems the feeling is mutual. Robinhood, in the headlines this year following fre(...)

An ad for stock trading app starring 1980s crooner Michael Bolton. Set to the music of Bolton’s How Am I Supposed To Live Without You? Image: Screen of YouTube video

“It’s hard to know when to call the top in this crazy market isn’t it? But surely, surely, this has to be some kind of indicator”. That was the react(...)

Reddit traders have moved on from Game Stop to silver. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Silver prices surged to a five-month high on Monday, silver-mining stocks leapt and coin-selling websites were swamped as small-time investors piled i(...)

The GameStop bubble features a mix of traditional investing, rampant enthusiasm, stock-market mechanics and the belief that anyone with a Robinhood account can meme a fortune into existence.  Photograph:  Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty Images

The internet and stock market are aflame over GameStop, the video game retailer whose stock is suddenly the darling of day traders who are putting the(...)

American Airlines joined the list of stocks making gains. Photograph: Daniel Slim / AFP

European stocks closed higher on Thursday as a bounce in Wall Street stocks, gains in airlines and upbeat earnings reports drove a reversal of early l(...)

The traders who had piled into GameStop were part of a frenzy that originated on a Reddit message board. Photograph: EPA. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

GameStop’s shares were down 50 per cent by midday in New York on Thursday, in a sudden reversal as trading platforms placed restrictions on the stock (...)

Free trading, it seems, can be a costly business. Photograph: iStock

Zero-fee brokerage Robinhood is named after the legendary outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor. However, a new study indicates the exact(...)

US president Donald Trump at a news conference at the White House in which he announced that Eastman Kodak would receive a loan to manufacture ingredients used in pharmaceuticals. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Retail day traders piled into Kodak after the stock went bananas last week, following a 20-fold share price increase. More than 60,000 customers of Ro(...)

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