It’s Not Just Robinhood, Reddit Rebellion Has Clogged Entire Financial System’s Plumbing

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
So, what's really happening with Robinhood et al…?

As @Compound248 details in this excellent thread, "this is a 'plumbing' issue. It is esoteric, even for those on Wall Street."

Here is the explanation of how the toilet is clogged.

First: RH was not the only brokerage to restrict buying in $GME et al. Much of the below applies to many brokerages. I'm going to use "RH" in my writing for simplicity and because it's the most prominent, but it's not fair to call this a RobinHood issue, per se.

The restrictions impacted retail AND institutional players – many institutional prime brokers ("PBs") did the same thing to their hedge fund clients.

Why?

Surely PBs can't be trying to punish their own clients just to benefit Citadel. There must be something else happening…

Let's talk plumbing.

Most RH clients (& all HFs) use "margin" accounts, not "cash" accounts. RH's sign up
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