These Are The Shadowy New York Financial Institutions That Forced Robinhood To Restrict Trading In

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Banjo, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Banjo


  2. %%
    As noted sunday, Banjo, problem for the bulls on the red chart\ is who wants to buy GME @$400 ,380,$350?? Not many buyers today. I like a good uptrend\but that one looks like a bear trend + the bull elephants turned downhill on GME.[Partial profits may help any market......]
    US capital markets are not a house of cards/raising margins/restricting is proof they are doing it right. NOT long or short GME; but its like ''them $175 can of sardines are for trading'' LOL
    Thanks for the link...........................................................................................
  3. Nobert


    If im correct, Vlad mentioned one of DTCC's subsidiaries :

    Then it leads into a SEC and all the way down this rabbit hole, behind closed doors/politicians etc.
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  4. Mercor


    When this stock go to zero
    Class action suits will be filed against Robinhood asking why they let people trade when they are financially challenged and did not understand what they were doing
  5. zdreg


    Instead of educating customers they restrict their trading.
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  6. Nobert


    Even if they educated, that wouldn't help.
    After all, it wasn't about helping people, it was about saving monies of some important uncles up there.
  7. Poltiicians wait for a crisis to exploit...I'm sure they are looking to advocate their agendas on this one
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Not sure I think there was some "big guys" telling Robinhood to restrict certain trades.

    Most likely, Robinhood was undercapitalized. When clearing houses forced margin requirements for certain stocks to 100%, Robinhood couldn't fork up the cash to support the very long position it had in those stocks (its clients had) and as a result had to throttle down.

    Nothing nefarious.

    Of course, I'm not an expert.
  9. %%
    Same thing;
    restricting or raising margin is an education any can understand.
    Most home forclosures are on no money down homes or unrestricted owner financing.:caution::caution::caution::caution::caution::caution::caution:
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  10. narafa


    There are many inaccuracies in this article.

    First, not all brokers are direct clearing members, i.e. not all brokers can clear & settle trades directly with the DTCC. Some brokers will use a clearing member as an intermediary to help them clear & settle their trades. I don't know what RH does, but generally, a broker as big as RH can be a direct clearing member with DTCC since they can afford the capital & collateral requirements.

    If RH is not a direct clearing member, which means it clears & settles it's trades using another direct clearing member, then if DTCC raises the collateral requirements for clearing & settling certain stocks won't necessarily hurt RH, unless the clearing member they use also followed suit and raised the collateral requirements for RH (In many cases, the RH clearing member will cover RH in the form of an overnight loan so that RH doesn't have to come up with too much capital in a short period of time).

    Second, the clearing house (DTCC) can't really raise collateral above 100% (for long positions).

    Third, the statement in the article saying that you don't own your shares is false and naive. The system works on a central depository and many custodians connected to that central depository. When you buy shares through your broker, those shares gets registered with the custodian your broker is working with (some brokers work with multiple custodians).

    Your broker informs the custodian that you bought 100 shares in AAPL and also clears & settles the trade with the DTCC (either directly or through one of the other clearing members). The ownership of shares @custodian level remain pending until they receive trade settlement from the DTCC, then it becomes confirmed and your custodian now is officially holding the shares on your behalf (In return for a very small annual fee, it's not free).

    The DTCC is at the center of the financial settlements & clearing, however, they don't own any shares. The DTCC ownership records must always match with the custodians.
    #10     Feb 1, 2021