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From the GameStop saga to the Archegos debacle — these are the events that shaped the year
Regulators are worried that confetti, emojis and other attention-grabbing artifices might be dangerous
Robinhood’s quarterly earnings flop, UK chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals budget today
Shares in retail brokerage drop 10% in after-hours trading as user growth slows
IPO and Spac booms have delivered a record windfall for venture capitalists in 2021
Horde of competing apps are betting on the ‘Americanisation’ of European share trading after memestock frenzy
US fintech is seeking deeper exposure to cryptocurrencies.
Company’s shares surge 11% as retail trading venue goes toe to toe with Coinbase
The potential launch of an in-house shareholder service could be lucrative but might also create a conflict of interest
The stock trading app’s bid to attract long-term customers depends on disrupting more mature rivals
Steady assets will be critical for growth at commission-free broker popular with meme-stock set
California company’s life as a ‘meme stock’ may be shortlived
Plus, a former SoftBank Vision Fund partner receives a big cheque from his former employer and private equity tries to build bridges with workers
Venue that helped power the ‘meme stock’ rally gains favour on social media as options trading debuts
Who would have guessed?
Fear of regulatory intervention has put off retail traders and institutional investors alike
IPO gives greater voting rights to founders of upstart brokerage
App owner valued at $29bn after first day of trading in IPO with high retail allocation
Brokerage to set aside up to 35% of shares for retail investors on its own app in break from norm
Robinhood and similar online platforms do nothing to help the little guy or improve the financial system
Crucial vote fails to rustle up enough support from retail shareholders for transaction
Online brokerage hopes to raise more than $2bn in hotly anticipated listing
Plus, Robinhood paves way for a closely-watched initial public offering, and dig deeper into the Binance debacle
Risks loom in Didi and Robinhood listings, calling time on overtime in Chinese tech
Fast-growing but controversial brokerage readies hotly-anticipated flotation