Questions tagged [robinhood]

For questions involving or relating to the use of Robinhood, the service that allows people to invest in publically traded companies and exchange-traded funds through the use of the mobile app of the same name.

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Insider Trading as Low Level Employee as Shown in Robinhood Commercial

A recent commercial for the commission-free trading app Robinhood shows a store's stockboy noticing features about the company, such as if shelves were empty/full of product, and then trading on that ...
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Selling options below bid on Robinhood

If you sell an option for cheaper than what is someone willing to pay, does Robinhood sell it for the best price or for the price you chose to sell it? I'm trying to figure out if I can do stop loss ...
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Size limit on option buying and selling

While using Robinhood I have found that can buy/sell a maximum of 200 call options at a time. Is this a general rule for all trading clients at other brokers such as Ameritrade, Merrill Lynch, etc.?
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Why won't my pending dividends show up in Robinhood account?

BP is supposed to pay dividends tomorrow but when in Robinhood whenever I navigate to History -> Filter -> Dividends it says: When you receive your first dividend, it will show up here. Isn't there ...
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Option trading for dummies

If I buy a $200 call option for $22 ($0.22) that expires in 3 weeks, with a current share price of $140, can I sell the option two weeks from now if the share price has reached $180? I'm asking ...
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As a short term trader, do I personally have to keep track of every wash sale for tax purposes? [duplicate]

New to trading, trying to understand how wash sales apply to short term trades that occur in the middle of the tax year. Consider the following scenario: Day 1: Buy 100 ABC for $10 Day 2: Sell 100 ...
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Is my cash safe with Robinhood banking?

Just today Robinhood released its own banking with 3% annual yield. The money will be SIPC insured. While I understand that SIPC wont cover my investments losing their value, however the cash in the ...
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Robinhood does not provide all information necessary to fill out 1099

This year I invested money in stocks for the first time. I didn't sell anything though I received $0.26 of dividends. Robinhood sent me a consolidated 1099 which contains information about the ...
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Discrepancy in P/E ratio of stocks in Robinhood app?

The current price of the Amazon stock is $1673. The latest EPS ratio was $6.04 for Q4 2018. So, the P/E ratio should be $1673/$6.04 ~ 279. But the robinhood app says the P/E ratio of Amazon is 83. ...
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“Break even” price on call options is lower than current stock price?

I am using the Robinhood app and see call options with breakeven prices below the current stock price. Is there a reason why you wouldn't just buy this option and then sell it off immediately ...
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What does Robinhood's account graph represent?

I'm confused at what the Y-axis of Robinhood's account graph represents. It is not labeled. It's showing $3,000 when hovering over a date well before I ever created an account on robinhood. I would ...
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Understanding on closing an option

I have read that there are three scenarios when it comes to closing an option: You can buy or sell to “close” the position prior to expiration. The options expire out-of-the-money and worthless, so ...
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Robinhood covered calls

If i buy 1 call option and then sell 1 call option. Is that classified as covered? I don't actually own the shares, i just own an option to buy them. Robinhood allows me to do this even though i dont ...
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Is Firstrade a legitimately free broker?

I'm curious about Firstrade. I know RobinHood is also fee-free, but some users claim that they make money but frontrunning, which can be costly in the long run. Curious to know if Firstrade is ...
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Can a student with F-1 visa status in USA invest using Robinhood app? If yes, how can we pay taxes including this investments?

I'm an international student in the USA on an F1 Visa. I just want to know if I can use Robinhood app on my visa status. I've found some posts on Quora that say trading is completely legal, but should ...
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higher premium for lower strike price on put

I'm new to options and I was on the robinhood options chain for selling VSAT puts with expiration data AUG 17 and noticed that the stock was trading at $63.79 with premiums $0.08 and $2.40 for ...
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Robin Hood app as a highschooler

I'm about to enter my senior year as a highschooler and was wondering how beneficial it would be to start investing in a app for robin hood. I could invest a thousand or so and was wondering if it ...
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What will happen if Robinhood / M1 Finance gets acquired or pivot?

I have subscribed to email newsletter from Capital Minded. In the latest newsletter, below information was presented regarding Robinhood. Robinhood is totally fine for fun money, but it's not a ...
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Typical options commision price

Robinhood.com lets you trade options for free. (There is no commission when you buy/sell options). While learning about optiosn on cboe.com, most of the book (I don't have the link to the book.pdf ...
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How to use full margin (Robinhood Gold) while staying diverse

How is one able to add diversity to one's Robinhood portfolio while utilizing near 100% of Gold (margin)? I was told in my previous post, as well as reiterated by a Robinhood Rep, that when making a ...
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Robinhood Reg T Call, please explain

I receive an email from Robinhood today that I do not understand. (*value's fictional but in ratio) Our records show that there wasn't a sufficient deposit or liquidation in your account ...
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If I buy and sell a zero commission stock, would I lose any money?

If I were to use Robinhood for zero commission stock trading, does that mean that if I were to buy $100 dollars in a stock and immediately sell it I wouldn't lose any money? I'm trying to make sure I ...
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What is a stock down from when it “is down”?

So i decided to play around with stock trading a little bit. In my trading the stocks will be down when they are below this dotted line on the chart, I have no idea how this is measured or what this ...