Robinhood

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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(...)

Elon Musk overtook Warren Buffett last week to become the seventh-richest man in the world. Photograph: iStock

“Wow”. That was Tesla chief executive Elon Musk’s reaction last week after Piper Sandler upped its price target for his business from to $2,322 from $(...)

Rallies are also beginning to expand beyond the mega-cap tech stocks that have emerged as a haven for investors – a signal that a broader range of buyers is joining the stampede

The bumper run in the US stock market is beginning to turn its doubters into believers, adding fresh thrust to a rally that has wrongfooted veteran in(...)

Many people are turning to stock market trading. This won’t end well.  Photograph: James Gourley/EPA

Many people are at home right now, either because they’re working remotely or they’ve lost their jobs. Life has become boring and many people are in n(...)

Separate data from Pension Partners’ Charlie Bilello shows that over the last 70 years, readings of 47.8 or lower have usually been followed by recessions within two years. Photograph: iStock

Major US brokerages have for years resisted following in the footsteps of Robinhood, the Silicon Valley start-up which offered free stock trading in 2(...)

A Theresa May election victory would push the next election out until 2022, giving her  more time to negotiate international trade deals after Brexit, “boosting the chance of an economic revival even after a very hard departure from the EU”. Photograph: Getty Images

Political risk has dominated the investment landscape over the last year, what with unexpected populist victories (Brexit and Trump) and months of ago(...)