Robinhood has done a great job at helping a younger generation become inspired to invest in the stock market, but let’s review how it holds up in the crypto space.
Boston-based Fidelity Investments Inc. has today announced (via CNBC) that it’s opening its brokerage doors to partial stock trades, following in the footsteps of similar moves from modern online trading platforms and stock brokerage firms.
One of the main appeals to owning crypto assets is that you can store it in an offline wallet, with no intermediary needed. Unfortunately, Robinhood makes this process impossible because they sell the ability to invest in crypto but not the actual tokens. This means that in order to securely store crypto in a wallet, you will have to sell your position on Robinhood and repurchase it at a physically delivered crypto exchange.
Robinhood is a beautiful app (and website) that has helped many make their first investments. Their app makes it incredibly easy to go from having no experience in exchanges to making your first trade. But should you day trade crypto, and if so, should you do it on Robinhood?