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Do you see payment for order flow (PFOF) as a good or bad thing? Robinhood's CEO, Vlad Tenev, in a new interview to CNBC asserts that he doesn't think the payment for order flow model, which the company utilizes in the U.S., is at risk. He defends it, stating that it is "inherently here to stay". Payment for order flow represents the compensation a broker receives for directing trades to a specific market maker for execution. This practice gained prominence amid the GameStop and AMC stock frenzy, particularly with brokerages like Robinhood, prompting scrutiny over market transparency and potential conflicts of interest. “If I’m a business that’s selling things, and I’m generating transaction revenue, the more you use it, the more money you get. Inherently, there’s a conflict there because I make more money by getting you to transact more,” Tenev told CNBC in an interview. Critics contended that PFOF not only impacted trading dynamics, disadvantaging retail investors, but also raised concerns about the perceived conflict of interest it created between brokers and clients. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had looked at banning PFOF in light of concerns surrounding the practice, saying brokers enticed by it are making trading into a game to lure investors, but opted not to, while the European Union has imposed a blanket ban on PFOF. Sources: Want to learn and understand more about payment for order flow, great article from Vox and Public about it. $AMC $GME $HOOD #pfof #sec #trading #robinhood #markets

9 votes Ended 12/08/23
Some of the biggest names in the market are facing tough times. Bank of America, Disney, Coca-Cola, and UPS all hit fresh 52-week lows and notably, Disney’s stock reached a nine-year low yesterday! Check out which other companies are hitting 52-week lows: #52weeklow #markets See more
Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 6, 2023

Do you see markets going higher or lower in October #publiccommunity The markets staged a remarkable rally after it bottomed almost a year ago, on Oct. 12. But, much of the S&P 500's 2023 gains have melted away over the last few months. So which move are you thinking for the markets? Share your thoughts below ⬇️ #strawpoll #economy #markets #october $VOO

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8 votes Ended 09/30/23
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🌊💭 Diving into Darkness vs Surfacing on public exchanges 🏄‍♂️💡 When it comes to trading in the financial markets, two main players dominate the scene: dark pools and public exchanges. However, what distinguishes these two? Let's take a deep dive into the world of dark pools and uncover the differences they have with traditional exchanges. 🕵️‍♀️👀 🕳️ Transaction Anonymity in Dark Pools vs Public VisibilitSee more

How do you see the market’s preforming for the second half of the year #publiccommunity? Which stocks/themes do you see trending? Comment your answer below ⬇️ #markets #bulls #bears #strawpoll

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5 votes Ended 07/12/23
Charted: The “R” word Recession chatter from C-suite leaders has chilled since last year. What’s happening: Mentions of the word “recession” on earnings calls declined for the third consecutive quarter (all but about 25 companies in the S&P 500 have reported results thus far for Q1). As of now, total mentions in Q1 are less than half of what they were in Q2 2022. The big picture: A year ago, rSee more
Markets moved lower Wednesday after Fed hikes rates for a 10th time Earlier bullish sentiment was dented somewhat after Fed Chair Jerome Powell ruled out cutting interest rates because he did not expect inflation to come down quickly enough. more
May 3, 2023
Happy Good Friday everyone! Markets are closed today, but the March #jobsreport is out 📊 • 236,000 jobs added vs. 238,000 estimated. Down from 326k in February, 472k in January • The total was the lowest monthly gain since December 2020See more
Yellen’s comments rattled the market, not the Fed rate hike, Jim Cramer says 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝: CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday said that the market got distracted by Janet Yellen’s remarks on bank failures rather than focusing on the stability reflected in the Fed rate hike. During Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s press conference, the market whipsawed before falling in response to Yellen’s comments, accorSee more
Breaking News: The Federal Reserve on Wednesday enacted a 25 basis point interest rate increase, expressing caution about the recent banking crisis and indicating that hikes are nearing an end. Along with its ninth hike since March 2022, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee noted that future increases are not assured and will depend largely on incoming data. What their saying: “The ComSee more
Looking into the r/WallStreetBets (WSB) SubReddit; ie. the world’s most popular online forum for stock market degen’s. Recent posts suggest the happy mood is swinging. Thousands of WSB posts show even the self-described degenerates are starting to feel the heat Keyword such as “hold” and “frustrating” are massively on the rise. “HODL” A battle cry borrowed from crypto, is the collective’s mantrSee more
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📈💼👔(US Adds More Jobs Than Expected)📉🏦📊💰💸 The US economy has outdone itself yet again, adding more jobs than predicted last month. The data showed that the US added 311,000 jobs, marking eleven months of exceeding expectations. However, this news has sparked concern at the Federal Reserve, as it signals a potential return to a more aggressive stance. Although average earnings grew less than expecSee more
Powell's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday marketed a growing chance the central bank could lift rates by another half-percentage point when it meets later this month. What he's saying: "If the totality of the data were to indicate that faster tightening is warranted, we would be prepared to increase the pace of rate hikes," chair Jerome Powell said in his first testimony toSee more
A specific line has predicted every US recession over the last 50 years and currently we’ve been on the wrong side of it for months 😬 The chart called the "yield curve". Watch the video to understand more about what this chart is and its impacts on the markets. This video was published back in 2019 when the curve inverted and it was again successful in predicting a downturn for the markets afteSee more

🤖 Is artificial intelligence the next big bubble in the market? If you voted no, which space do you see? Share your pick and reason below ⬇️ #artificalintelligence #markets

19 votes Ended 02/15/23
🔔 SMALL ACCOUNT CHALLENGE DAY 3 RESULTS ------------------------------ Starting balance: $105.91 Ending balance: $104.81 P/L ($): -$1.10 P/L (%): -1.03%See more
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