The Robinhood Stock Trading platform glitched again during the heightened volatility caused by the Coronavirus and Oil price swings. The site went down on March 2nd and again yesterday posting the news on Twitter for users. Customers using the platform trying to day trade or exit positions, or just simply move funds are so frustrated they are collectively filing legal action against the company.
The company said via Twitter it has “partially restored” services after trading was stopped Monday morning. The Robinhood status page showed an issue appeared at 6:51 a.m. PT and a fix was being worked on at 7:30 a.m.
Robinhood updated its status page at 10:25 a.m. PT, saying trading of new orders, with the exception of fractional equities, is functional. The app gave the all clear around 3:30 p.m. PT, saying Robinhood is “back up and running again” and that trading has been restored.
A Robinhood spokesperson says the interruption was not related to last week’s outage. “Our platform is now fully operational and we’re working hard to improve our service during these historic and volatile market conditions,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement Monday. “We know this interruption was frustrating for our customers – especially after last week and on a day that trading was halted market-wide.”