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TD Ameritade, Schwab, Vanguard And Fidelity Suffer Brief Outages On Busy Trading Day (#GotBitcoin?)

Customers had trouble accessing online accounts as stocks dropped. TD Ameritade, Schwab, Vanguard And Fidelity Suffer Brief Outages On Busy Trading Day (#GotBitcoin?)

Customers of Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments had trouble accessing online accounts on Friday morning, angering investors who couldn’t trade as stock markets fell.

This week’s market turmoil sent a surge of people rushing to log on to the firms’ websites to try to cash out, buy stocks at discounted prices, or check how much their investments were worth. Some customers took to social media to voice frustrations that they couldn’t access their accounts.

The outages were brief. A Vanguard spokeswoman said the site was down for three minutes on Friday morning, a time that the firm saw an increase in website traffic and call volumes.

“Due to the steep market decline, we had a lot of clients attempting to log in and call us, so it was an increase in activity from what we typically are used to,” she said, adding that the firm resolved the situation quickly.

Some of Fidelity’s clients lost online access to their accounts for several minutes on Friday morning, a firm spokesman said.

The technical issues, even if short-lived, raise questions about whether big money managers and brokerage platforms have the technology systems to withstand a spike in trading—or even customers’ interest in monitoring their life savings—if the volatility gets worse.

What is at stake with these outages is millions of investors’ trust in the investment firms and the plumbing underlying markets. Vanguard and Fidelity manage trillions of dollars.

“Whether it’s 9/11, Brexit or coronavirus, investment firms need to make sure they can handle the volume of inquiries and operational requirements,” said William Trout, a wealth and asset-management technology adviser at Celent, a research firm.

“If they don’t, they are going to have operational issues, but more importantly, suffer reputational damage and loss of confidence from the investor community.”

As the S&P 500 fell, Vanguard clients complained that the firm’s site was down and Fidelity customers griped that they couldn’t execute trades or see their account balances and investment positions.

This isn’t the first time that Vanguard and Fidelity customers complained about online access to their accounts.

Vanguard has wrestled with past technical glitches and has invested money to upgrade its systems. Vanguard, unlike Fidelity, has no bricks-and-mortar branches, so its customers have to interact with the company online or by phone.

Vanguard’s site had issues on Feb. 20, and earlier this month Vanguard said its website had temporarily displayed incorrect information on some funds because of pricing delays.

On Monday, a portion of Fidelity’s clients lost access to their accounts for about an hour, a spokesman said.

“We continue to monitor and assess to mitigate any similar issues moving forward,” he said.

Updated: 2-24-2020

Fidelity, Schwab say some clients experienced technical issues …

Some Fidelity and Schwab clients were experiencing difficulties accessing their accounts amid an 800-point drop in the markets.

Fidelity, Schwab say some clients experienced technical issues amid 800-point Dow plunge

Online brokers Fidelity and Charles Schwab experienced technical difficulties that coincided with the 800-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the open Monday.

Both brokers told CNBC about an hour after the open that the issues had been resolved.

Fidelity clients took to Twitter to air their concerns about the technical issues.

“Due to higher-than-usual volumes, some clients may have experienced delays in accessing some online features as the market opened but our systems are fine and up and running,” Schwab Public Relations told CNBC. Schwab manages about $4 trillion in assets.

“Some clients are experiencing technical issues and we are working as quickly as possible to resolve,” Fidelity told CNBC shortly after the open. Privately held Fidelity, the largest online broker, manages about $7.8 trillion in client assets for nearly 30 million clients.

TD Ameritade customers also experienced “some slowness in the reporting of trade confirmations this morning related to heavy trade volumes at the open,” the broker told CNBC. TD Ameritade has about $1.4 trillion in client assets.

Fidelity clients took to Twitter to air their concerns about the technical issues. ” it would be great on a day like today if your site worked,” said one Twitter user.

Many photos on Twitter showed that Fidelity’s platform was telling its clients their account balance was $0.00. Schwab’s app was flashing a “temporarily unavailable” message, according to photos on Twitter.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 800 points as the number of coronavirus cases outside China surged, raising fears of a prolonged global economic slowdown from the spreading deadly virus. The Dow’s drop was the third-largest one-day decline by the 30-stock index in the past three years.

Updated: 3-6-2020

Robinhood Trading Site Seizes Up, Customers Miss Stock Rally

Online brokerage platform Robinhood suffered an outage that lasted the entire U.S. trading day and prevented customers from making trades as stocks surged after last week’s rout.

The system-wide issue began as the markets opened with clients unable to access their accounts. Almost two hours later, Robinhood Markets Inc. said the problem had been identified and its staff was working on a fix. By 4 p.m. in New York, access had not been restored.

We are still experiencing system-wide issues. Our team is continuing to work to resolve this and we’ll provide updates as they become available.

We apologize again for the trouble this has caused and appreciate your patience with us as we work to resume service.

Clients blasted the closely held company on social media and several said they would close their accounts. “One of the most anticipated trading days and your service is down at market open,” one user wrote. Another user said: “What is going on — I can’t do any trades — you will lose me as customer going forward. This is ridiculous.”

The failure was a setback for a Silicon Valley startup that has sought to lure young, tech-savvy investors who want to trade entirely online. Founded in 2013, the Menlo Park, California company made a name for itself by offering commission-free trading on a mobile app. Since then, it has garnered millions of customers and a valuation of $7.6 billion.

Financial technology companies may have difficulty dealing with higher trading volume in more volatile markets, said Craig Pirrong, professor of finance at the University of Houston. “Particularly, is the technology scalable enough to handle the amount of orders they’re getting?” he said.

Recently, much larger competitors including Charles Schwab Corp. and Fidelity Investments have dropped some trading fees, essentially matching Robinhood’s offering. Companies including Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc. have also started offering the ability to trade stocks for free.

U.S. stocks surged the most in 14 months on Monday as investors gained confidence that central banks would intervene to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus. Last week, the S&P 500 Index suffered the worst week for the benchmark since 2008.

During the market decline, Fidelity and Schwab customers experienced technical issues that were quickly repaired.

Updated: 3-9-2020

Robinhood Crypto And Stock Trading App Is Down Second Monday In A Row

After experiencing a major outage last week, major stock and cryptocurrency trading app Robinhood is troubled again.

Robinhood encountered another technical outage on Monday, causing its platform to halt trading services, according to a March 9 tweet by Robinhood’s support team.

Robinhood Partially Fixes The Outage After An Hour Of Downtime

The firm announced earlier on the day:

“Trading is currently down on Robinhood and we’re investigating the issue. We’re focused on getting back up and running as soon as possible and we’ll update the status page with the latest.”

Subsequently, Robinhood has partially restored trading, noting that they are working to get the platform back up and running fully. According to online reports, the platform was partly functional after just an hour of downtime.

As of press time, Robinhood app is still experiencing issues with equities, options and cryptocurrency trading, according to Robinhood’s status page. According to the website, Robinhood has already identified the issue and implemented necessary measures to fix the problem, while those trading services are experiencing “degraded performance.”

A User From Florida Reportedly Filed A Federal Class Lawsuit Against Robinhood

The latest outage on Robinhood follows a major technical problem that happened last week. As reported by Cointelegraph, the day-long outage on March 2 purportedly caused Robinhood users to miss out on the biggest one-day point gain in the Dow Jones history, with users apparently planning to start a legal class action against Robinhood.

According to a report by CNBC, a Robinhood client based in Florida filed a federal class lawsuit on March 4. The plaintiff, Travis Taaffe, reportedly alleges that Robinhood breached its contract by failing to “provide a functioning platform,” causing traders to be unable to transfer money while stock markets surged.

Jesse Eberle is a former bond broker at brokerage firm Tradition Securities & Derivatives, who was one of the Robinhood traders that suffered from the outage last week. He noted that the platform started the brokerage war when Robinhood launched zero-fee trading back in 2014. Eberle, who has been a Robinhood user for 20 months to date, predicted that the company will eventually lose the battle as people will shift to more reliable platforms. He said to Cointelegraph:

“They may have started the brokerage war with commission free trading, but I would bet they now end up on the losing side of this battle as people, myself included, will move to more established and reliable platforms. Don’t be surprised if you see a lawsuit or two being lobbed your way as well, Robinhood!”

Robinhood’s customer agreement says that the firm is not responsible for “temporary interruptions”

While some reports claim that Robinhood founders said that they would compensate investors impacted by the outage on a case-by-case basis, the company’s customer agreement outlines that Robinhood will not be responsible for outages on the platform.

The 44-Page Document Reads:

“Although considerable effort is expended to make the Website, App and other operational and communications channels available around the clock, Robinhood does not warrant that these channels will be available and error free every minute of the day. I agree that Robinhood will not be responsible for temporary interruptions in service due to maintenance, Website or App changes, or failures, nor shall Robinhood be liable for extended interruptions due to failures beyond our control, including but not limited to the failure of interconnecting and operating systems, computer viruses, forces of nature, labor disputes and armed conflicts.”

As reported by Cointelegraph, a group of Robinhood clients that were unhappy about the technical outage brought together to create a twitter account in response to the damaging downtime. As of press time, the account has amassed over 7,400 followers. A spokesperson at Robinhood declined to comment on the Twitter initiative to Cointelegraph last week.

Updated: 3-14-2020

Robinhood Outages During Historic Price Action Sparks Heated Community Reaction

“Robinhood, a pioneer of commission-free investing, gives you more ways to make your money work harder.” At least, that’s what is stated on the website of Robinhood, the popular stock and cryptocurrency trading app. However, the app’s recent outages on March 2 and March 9 have shown that fancy words on landing pages are insufficient to make an application reliable — and now, traders are starting to gang up on Robinhood.

The reason for this turn of events is that on March 2, Robinhood traders were left unable to complete exchange orders and without access to their portfolios or charts as the app suffered a major technical outage that made it inoperable for over a day. Further outages took place on March 9 and March 12, causing traders to call for a class-action lawsuit against the app’s developers in hopes of receiving some kind of compensation.

Three Outrages In Two Weeks

Technical reliability is not Robinhood’s strong suit, and three crashes in under two weeks is unacceptable for an app with over 10 million users — or so hundreds of traders think.

The company states it will be completing a major overhaul of the systems powering the platform, despite the fact that investors and users have shelled out over $900 million for its development. The outage of March 9 left the platform inoperable until 10:25 a.m. EDT, with services being restored at 3:30 p.m. EDT, less than 30 minutes before the markets closed. Even worse, on March 12, users reported that Robinhood was down again — a situation that raised even more questions.

Disgruntled Traders Demand Compensation

The Robinhood team repeatedly issued statements claiming that the company was working hard to fix the issues, and even offered users compensation in the amount of $15. However, traders found this to be insufficient when compared to hundreds and thousands of dollars in losses, and they are complaining that the outages left them missing out on the biggest one-day point gain in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Traders have filed complaints with United States regulators, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and have created a Twitter account — which has over 8,000 followers — as another tool for leverage. As the @ClassRobinhood account’s profile states:

“We are actively building a case against Robinhood for their negligence and late open on March 2, 2020. They have been fined by FINRA before.”

And there is much to be had, as Robinhood controls a significant market share. The platform is valued at $7.6 billion and is well known in the crypto community for taking no commission on transactions. In December 2019, its co-founder Vladimir Tenev revealed that over 200,000 clients had already signed up for its new app for fractional stock trading, which is supposed to be releasing soon.

Do Users Have Anything To Worry About?

Strange as it may seem in light of recent events, Robinhood has historically had the support of the SEC and FINRA. But with Mt. Gox and Coincheck still fresh in the minds of the crypto community, a third outage in a row has made millions of traders fear that Robinhood may not be able to resume operations as they once were.

It appears that users were not only unable to use the platform, but that they couldn’t withdraw their money either. Many of them point to the poor technical expertise of Robinhood and blame its developers in particular. Some have been using the hashtag #LearnToCode to protest on Twitter alongside @RobinhoodClass, which shared:

“We’ve all lost money to Robinhood today. They made the decision to push an update the night before the biggest market day since 2008. They waited 2 hours to announce the outage on social media. People have lost thousands of dollars due to negligence. This is just criminal.”

Meanwhile, some traders have more serious intentions and are threatening to sue Robinhood, or are demanding that regulators fine it. Many people support these threats of lawsuits, with Twitter user @AssadManely bluntly stating, “Let’s start the class action lawsuit.”

In addition, nearly 3,500 people have signed a petition that calls for Robinhood to be barred from FINRA and banned from any activities related to financial securities. Some have questioned Robinhood’s financial reliability. In one Twitter thread, user @xrp_Prophet wrote:

“Magically, Robinhood can always accept your money, even when the system is ‘down’ Makes me wonder if they EVEN HAVE THE MONEY! Is this another cryptocurrency exchange scam like MtGox??”

However, some experts believe that chances are slim that there was a financial motive — or any intentional misconduct — behind the outages at Robinhood. Pankaj Balaji, the CEO of Delta Exchange, pointed to extra loads caused by high volatility as a possible reason for the outage. He told Cointelegraph:

“The technology needs to be built in a fashion that it is able to distribute the load and handle such spikes. These frequent outages expose the fact that there are issues with Robinhood’s technology and its ability to handle volume spikes in such high volatility environment.”

Anthony Ha, a financial expert and CEO of the trading platform Webull, didn’t believe that financial problems were to blame either:

“This most recent outage has nothing to do with their financials as Robinhood Clearing is very well capitalized. If you are referring to RH drawing from their $200mm revolver, this is a common thing in the clearing world and I do not believe there is a story there.”

More Outages To Come?

Robinhood’s developers are now trying to regain the trust of its users. However, the fear that more outages are an inevitable result of the underlying technological infrastructure’s imperfection has made the community call on the platform to release detailed reports on the state of the system.

In response, the development team released a blog post, in which it identified the cause of the outage as being due to heavy strain on the app’s infrastructure. The unprecedented load caused by high trading volumes led to a “thundering herd” effect that triggered a failure of the platform’s Domain Name System.

The post included further details about other factors, such as highly volatile and historic market conditions, record volume and record account sign-ups that all compiled at the most inopportune moment and led to the crash. However, in a now-deleted tweet, one user claimed that the company’s excuse was just self-glorification of the service’s high demand.

Will Robinhood Take Responsibility?

Although they are signing petitions and engaging in tweetstorms, users who hope to receive any sort of compensation are likely in for a disappointing blow. Robinhood’s legal team has done its homework, as the platform’s customer agreement explicitly states that it is not liable for “temporary interruptions in service due to maintenance, Website or App changes, or failures.”

J.R. Forsyth, the founder of the blockchain project Onfo, believes that although Robinhood traders have good reason to demand compensation for lost profits, they shouldn’t expect to receive anything:

“Any financial broker who has permission to conduct operations with currencies is required to take all measures to maintain the reliability of the service and be prepared for any kind of price fluctuations or high trading volumes. This means that the exchange is fully responsible for the outage. However, traders can expect that compensations will not be paid, because according to the terms and conditions published on the official website of Robinhood, the company is not responsible for such incidents.”

Balaji also shared a similar opinion with Cointelegraph, but added that Robinhood may offer some form of payment to recoup its reputation:

“In order to retain customers Robinhood might offer some kind of benefits to its users. Customers tend to be sticky for a brokerage business and losing them can be tricky as once lost it is very difficult to bring them back.”

Furthermore, according to the terms and conditions published on Robinhood’s website, the platform is not liable for extended interruptions due to failures beyond the company’s control. This, of course, threatens the prospects of any class-action lawsuit.

Jaian Cuttari, the CEO of the financial companies Veltrust and Bdam Foundation, told Cointelegraph that Robinhood’s decision to compensate its traders will depend on the exact extent to which the company was responsible for the outages:

“If it was gross negligence hidden as technical outage then they can be sued for damages. If the company has a solid policy user agreement which states they are not liable for service outages then it would be difficult for users to sue as the agreement acknowledges the company is not liable in certain instances.”

This type of wording in the platform’s documentation may not stop lawyers from launching class-action lawsuits, but if they do, it would most likely only be for their own benefit and not that of the users. Speaking about possible court action, Tal Weiss, the co-founder and chief technology officer of the software analytics company OverOps, pointed out that a wisely drafted agreement can seriously hinder any legal process, adding:

“Class action suits can take years to pursue, and must meet a high legal bar. Given the unique circumstances surrounding the market which are outside the company’s control, this will be a long and hard legal challenge.”

Lawsuits are unlikely to yield any results but may be a nuisance for Robinhood, considering that it is required by FINRA and the SEC to have backup plans on hand in case of temporary interruptions. FINRA also requires “prompt and accurate processing of securities transactions” — a point that lawyers may latch onto.

While it’s not clear whether or not the company will compensate its users for their losses beyond the $15 it has already offered — or if it will be fined by regulators — Robinhood is certainly losing the trust of traders, which may lead to thousands of users leaving the platform. Balaji predicted that once Robinhood is up and running once again, users may withdraw their funds and shift to other brokers. He added:

“This would be a double whammy as not only will Robinhood lose customers but it will also lose good quality capital which will create a strain on its balance sheet.”

Updated: 4-20-2020

Crypto Trading App Robinhood Reportedly Seeks $250M After March Outages

Robinhood reportedly saw record revenue growth amid the coronavirus pandemic, anonymous sources reveal.

Popular stock and cryptocurrency trading app had a lot of problems in March, and is reportedly trying to make up for it with help from a new injection of cash.

According to Bloomberg, Robinhood is in the process of raising $250 million at a valuation of about $8 billion. Citing anonymous sources, the report says the new funding round will be driven by Robinhood’s existing investors, like major venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

The word is that there’s still no final deal. Cointelegraph contacted Robinhood for comment and didn’t receive an immediate response. We will update this story if they should provide one.

The report also notes that Robinhood has seen record revenue growth during the coronavirus pandemic, up from $20 million in March 2019 to $60 million March 2020. There was a significant surge in new account signups in the midst of market volatility.

The March 2 outage was not the only technical issue experienced by Robinhood that month. On March 9, the platform suffered another system outage, causing downtime for several services on its platform. A group of affected users filed a class action lawsuit against the company on March 25, accusing the platform of leaving its users able to execute trades on securities or change limit orders.

Robinhood’s reported funding could be crucial in winning back the trust of users affected by the company’s outages, as well as handling ongoing legal issues stemming from those outages. As reported, Robinhood started compensating some of its users in mid-March, but declined to say how many users were affected.

 Updated: 6-18-2020

Robinhood Temporarily Down For The Count

User-friendly stock and crypto trading app, Robinhood, has reported its services are down.

Robinhood, a stock and crypto trading application known for its mainstream appeal and simplicity, recently reported significant platform outages.

Robinhood announced “experiencing a major outage in equities and options trading, as well as degraded performance in cryptocurrency trading” on June 18, a Reuters report detailed.

Reuters reported a note on Robinhood’s website, stating: “We’re currently experiencing issues with our services and are investigating the issue.” By press time, however, Cointelegraph staff could not locate such a statement on Robinhood’s page.

Robinhood Appeals To The Masses

Robinhood offers the public a simple avenue into the stock and crypto investment world. The platform touts no fees. Over the last couple of years, the platform has added various cryptocurrencies to its platform, pushing the industry further into the mainstream.

Robinhood, as well as other similar platforms, have seen an influx of activity and users recently, a June 12 CNBC report detailed.

This outage is not the first of its kind for Robinhood. The retail-friendly platform has suffered multiple other difficulties this year, included an outage just a few months ago.

Updated: 8-31-2020

Robinhood, Other Online Trading Platforms Having Log-in Issues

Customers reported experiencing issues logging into Robinhood, Charles Schwab and multiple other trading platforms Monday morning, according to a flurry of tweets.

* CoinDesk confirmed the degraded performance on Robinhood via the website’s status page. The popular retail trading platform posted a notice saying, “Some users are experiencing issues with delayed order status updates. These are display issues only, and should not impact order execution. We are working to resolve this as soon as possible.”

* Issues on TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab have also been detected over the past few hours by

* On Twitter, Charles Schwab said its website may be “intermittently inaccessible for some clients” due to “a technical issue” resulting in possibly longer-than-usual hold times.

* U.S. consumer protection agencies have received more than 400 complaints about Robinhood from its users during the first half of 2020, according to a Bloomberg report, roughly four times the amount of complaints filed about its competitors.

* At 17:02 UTC, Robinhood emailed CoinDesk noting that the delayed order status issues were resolved and Robinhood is operational.

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