Penny stock-loving Robinhood traders raised bubble concerns, but most retail investors are selling

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The euphoric bullishness of regular investors might be exclusive to the rookie traders of the Robinhood community, debunking concerns that retail investors could be causing a bubble in stocks. 

The majority of retail investors were actually selling during the coronavirus market rout and comeback, according to Barclays, which cited data from other brokers. Charles Schwab recorded net equity-selling among clients from February through May and TD Ameritrade’s investor sentiment index, a measure of client activity, has remained low.

Plus, the American Association of Individual Investors widely followed weekly bull-bear retail investor

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Robinhood traders nailed the market bottom, debunking myth retail traders are the dumb money

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The Robinhood application is displayed in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in Washington, D.C.

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Robinhood investors piled into equities at the perfect time to cash in on stocks’ epic rally, according to Societe Generale.

The Wall Street firm sorted through data from Robintrack, a third party aggregate of Robinhood trading data, and found that the Silicon-Valley stock trading app’s clients nailed the market bottom. Robinhood users total holdings increased in March, exactly when stocks bottomed and started their stunning trek upward. 

“For all the mocking

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Pro traders scramble for protection in ‘warp speed’ market, spur quadrupling of S&P 500 hedge cost

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A trader walks by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the first day that traders are allowed back onto the historic floor of the exchange on May 26, 2020 in New York City.

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Traders baffled by the unprecedented market whipsaw are scrambling to buy protection against more rough sledding ahead.

It’s only June, and investors had already experienced the fastest bear market in history followed by the greatest 50-day rally ever. As fears of a drastic pullback intensified, it’s become four times more expensive to hedge against more losses in the S&P 500 than

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Robinhood traders are not behind the rally and their favorites actually underperform, Barclays says

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The Robinhood application is displayed in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

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Retail investors speculating in stocks are not responsible for the market’s comeback and their top picks tend to underperform, according to Barclays. 

The Wall Street firm looked at historic data for Robinhood customers and examined their top holdings and closing stock prices. Barclays concluded there was no clear relationship between Robinhood customers adding shares and S&P 500 index moves. 

The analysis “casts doubt on the

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