Robinhood app suffers system wide outage – same day as Dow produces biggest gain since 2009

Before I start, I am obliged to remind our viewers that this is not advice only general commentary from my extensive research in this area.

The popular Trading platform Robinhood experienced an unfortunate day-long system wide outage, leaving users unable to log on or conduct a trade on Monday. Robinhood had released a statement at 11:30 EST, that they had identified the issue with their platform, however were unable to fix the issue by 4pm EST (Business Insider). Unfortunately for Robinhood, the same day markets bounced back with the biggest gain since 2009 – upsetting many users unable to capitalise on the upswing. Robinhood took to twitter to inform users –

Robinhood are yet to come out with a statement regarding the precise error that occurred, however many speculate that the heavy volumes were the reason why the platform went dark. Other brokerages have had similar issues such as Charles Schwab, which users have taken to twitter to voice their concern :


We will continue to update this story in the coming hours. If as speculated, the volume is the concern. Then we will see at 10pm EST how Robinhood adapts to the influx in investors ready to capitalise on the market rebound.

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Written by Tyger Fitzpatrick, Founder of YIG.

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