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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2017, 03:25:49 PM »
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.

It's kind of a gimmick. It's obviously oriented to people who will swipe left/swipe right to buy or sell a stock. There's little information aside from a simple daily/weekly/monthly/annual chart and some very basic financial information and news links. I bought a share of Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares today for about $175. 20 minutes later it had gone up $0.50 and I was half tempted to sell it and just lock in the gain knowing that there was no transaction fee. However, treating it like that is little more than gambling.

It's free to trade which is a big plus as even a $5-7 commission adds up if you're only working with a few thousand dollars. If you do your research elsewhere (like with a free Morningstar subscription through your local library) it can certainly make sense.

And hey, getting a few dollars of free stock isn't bad for the 5 minutes it takes to setup an account. 

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Trade stocks with zero commissions on Robinhood. Use my referral code and we each get a free share of stock. http://share.robinhood.com/michaes3703

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2017, 03:32:15 PM »
Satisfied enough to take the free stock
Otherwise, not my cup of tea.

It's a neat app, could be dangerous if you had an addictive personality, but all my money goes (or at least went) into index funds straight from Vanguard

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« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2017, 10:22:38 AM »
Thanks, I used a referral upstream.  My referral code is in my signature.  Just got my account up, should be entertaining if nothing else. 
Join Robinhood and we'll both get a share of stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free.  http://share.robinhood.com/jennifc287

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« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2017, 10:38:05 AM »
Since reading this thread back in August my $250 has grown to about $277, or about 11% growth in 3.5 months. About half of that has been from free stock and the rest has been gains/dividends. I received a share of Zynga ($3.63) when I signed up using someone else's referral code then another share of it a few weeks later when someone used mine. Then yesterday I got a free share of Groupon ($5.67) when April (thank you whoever you are) used my referral link.

They've added a web interface finally but it's still a closed beta. It's supposed to open up to the public in early 2018 and will hopefully have some better information. However, if you have a library card you probably have free access to Morningstar research through your library account and that's a pretty powerful tool. One thing I have noticed is that when I go to execute a trade the price I see usually differs from the execution price by a penny or so. How much of that is just the typical buy/sell spread and how much is Robinhood possibly front-running and shaving off a penny here and a penny there I don't know. The latter seems like it would be a risky business model so I'm will to accept that I'm missing the best price by a few cents in exchange for not paying a $7-10 commission.

Referral code in my signature if anyone is interested in giving it a try. At the very least you'll get a free share of stock that's probably worth a few dollars for the five minutes it takes to setup. You might get lucky and be one of the 1% or so that gets a stock worth $100 or more.
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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2018, 02:17:09 PM »
Holy shit haha! I just got apple as my free stock. My GF and I were shocked!

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2018, 09:49:28 PM »
Dang, nice!   Was worth the sing up for you!   I think its also worth noting Robinhood will be adding free options trading this year as well. 

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« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2018, 03:12:59 PM »
Thanks to Kathryn for using my referral code. Got a share of Sirius XM (SIRI) at $5.33 and it's already up to $5.48.

Also Jeffrey, got another share of Zynga (ZNGA) from him worth $3.97.

RobinHood says that they choose the free stocks from popular ones that are trading a lot and I've got two free shares of Zynga now which means apparently people think Farmville is worth big bucks. I've got to say I'm a bit less optimistic since Q2017 was the first time it looks like they even made a profit. With  $0.01 per share of earnings a $4.00 share price seems a bit rich. Oh well, it was free so I'll sell it off in a few days. It's actually gone up a decent amount since I got a free share back in September which I immediately sold off.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 03:52:36 PM by Michael in ABQ »
Trade stocks with zero commissions on Robinhood. Use my referral code and we each get a free share of stock. http://share.robinhood.com/michaes3703

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2018, 02:54:50 PM »
Thanks, I used a referral upstream.  My referral code is in my signature.  Just got my account up, should be entertaining if nothing else.

I just joined with your link, will be interesting to see what stock I did.

My link: https://share.robinhood.com/johnf1460

Edit: I ended up with a free share of Sprint.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 03:35:38 PM by johnj »

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2018, 09:29:03 AM »
My signup share was Chesapeake Energy.

My link:
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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.

Its an entertainment ap that is free. Me and a few friends/coworkers each put in $25 a month and we compete who has a better portfolio daily/multiple times a day. I'm not ego-tistical enough to put any real money into random stock that I pick, so it is only a small amount I use for fun. It's like fantasy football, but everyone comes out ahead in the end.

The earnings call alerts are pretty cool to listen to.

I like this idea.
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Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 02:38:09 AM »
I signed up using Maas link. I got Zynga at $3.80.  Yay for free money!

The app is something I’d not heard of before, so I appreciate this thread. It’s intriguing to have truly free trades, although as has been mentioned it might make it a bit too easy. I didn’t seed the account with any funds (you don’t have to put in any $ to get the free stock), and I don’t know if I will. Maybe $50 I was given for Christmas. It might be fun to see what I could do with that.  Who knows.

If anyone would like a free stock and would be kind enough to use my link, just follow:

https://share.robinhood.com/erick779

Thanks!

One other thing; someone just commented about the lack of a web app. I just saw within the app that there is now the ability to access via the web. I have no idea what or how refined that is, just wanted to mention it.
If you'd like a free stock (and I'd receive one as well), use this link to sign up for the Robinhood app.  Robinhood provides free trades, and is a pretty nifty interface. 
https://share.robinhood.com/erick779

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2018, 12:40:51 PM »
Happy new year guys! Thanks for the free stock! I got SIRI :)

Below is my link so YOU can get free stocks too! May you get a high priced stock! Thanks and good luck :)
https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395

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« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2018, 07:30:57 AM »
Happy new year guys! Thanks for the free stock! I got SIRI :)

Below is my link so YOU can get free stocks too! May you get a high priced stock! Thanks and good luck :)
https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395

Tried yesterday to use your referral link via the apparently-now-working web page, everything was going swimmingly until I tried to link my bank account, which rejected my correct password repeatedly.  Not quite ready for primetime....

Today i tried to pick up where I left off on the mobile app, but it asked me enough questions that it seemed to be starting the whole process again. Actually worked this time though, but no idea if the referral link was still in effect. Future Robinhood noob advice  - just do the whole thing on mobile.

Now I gotta figure out how to get these free stocks...

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2018, 10:53:20 AM »
Happy new year guys! Thanks for the free stock! I got SIRI :)

Below is my link so YOU can get free stocks too! May you get a high priced stock! Thanks and good luck :)
https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395

Tried yesterday to use your referral link via the apparently-now-working web page, everything was going swimmingly until I tried to link my bank account, which rejected my correct password repeatedly.  Not quite ready for primetime....

Today i tried to pick up where I left off on the mobile app, but it asked me enough questions that it seemed to be starting the whole process again. Actually worked this time though, but no idea if the referral link was still in effect. Future Robinhood noob advice  - just do the whole thing on mobile.

Now I gotta figure out how to get these free stocks...

I've received five so far, presumably all from this thread. They do limit you to $500 total in free stock if you read the fine print. Since the average stock I've received has been about $4 per share I'm in no danger of hitting that anytime soon. Still, since August my initial $250 has grown to a bit over $300 based on those free shares plus dividends and growth. Overall about a 20% return for five months.
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« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2018, 01:43:02 PM »
All went through including the referral link - I got SIRI at $5.72.

Just throwing my link in the chain, get us both free stock.... https://share.robinhood.com/ricohr

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2018, 04:04:13 PM »
I signed up with my DH's referral link. I got Chesapeake Energy and he got Zynga, so about $4 each.

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« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2018, 09:41:57 AM »
I used anycolour's referral and I got Zynga. Hopefully you got a good one anycolour!

Here is my referral for anyone else interested: https://share.robinhood.com/scotts1352

So far I like the app and I will use it more for fun. My main investing is still with Vanguard.

Just do your more in depth research on a different site and take advantage of the easy and free trades/transactions.

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« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2018, 12:06:58 PM »
I used anycolour's referral and I got Zynga. Hopefully you got a good one anycolour!

Here is my referral for anyone else interested: https://share.robinhood.com/scotts1352

So far I like the app and I will use it more for fun. My main investing is still with Vanguard.

Just do your more in depth research on a different site and take advantage of the easy and free trades/transactions.

My main reason for opening the account was so I can transfer my old account from Scottrade and sell off some individual stocks without paying commissions.

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2018, 12:13:53 PM »
I'm not personally a crypto-investor/speculator, but I was interested to see that Robinhood is adding bitcoin and other crypto-currency trading to the app in February. You can sign up now to get early access if you are interested: https://crypto.robinhood.com/  (This is not an affiliate link, for a change...)
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Robinhood: http://bit.ly/2uGXBPG (Get a free stock!)

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2018, 05:18:37 PM »
I'm not personally a crypto-investor/speculator, but I was interested to see that Robinhood is adding bitcoin and other crypto-currency trading to the app in February. You can sign up now to get early access if you are interested: https://crypto.robinhood.com/  (This is not an affiliate link, for a change...)

Yes, very interesting indeed.  It's strange to think I could sell stocks one minute, then turn around and buy cryptocurrency immediately afterward in the same account.  I do have a small amount, so I will be transferring it over to Robinhood as soon as that option is available.  Free trading 24 hours/day is enticing! 

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« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2018, 11:41:49 PM »
used Ocelot's referral

here's mine for anyone to use:  https://share.robinhood.com/josephz239

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2018, 12:43:05 AM »
I seriously wonder if Robinhood adding crypto will bump that market at all. It would be pretty crazy if it did.


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If you'd like a free stock (and I'd receive one as well), use this link to sign up for the Robinhood app.  Robinhood provides free trades, and is a pretty nifty interface. 
https://share.robinhood.com/erick779

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« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2018, 08:28:53 AM »
Used Elitezag's referral and got Chesapeake Energy ($3.89) as well. Here's mine: https://share.robinhood.com/michelc591
Join Robinhood and we'll both get a stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free. Make sure you use my link. https://share.robinhood.com/michelc591

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« Reply #73 on: January 30, 2018, 09:34:10 AM »
Seems like they are rolling out cryptocurrency trading signups starting with California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire.

For what it's worth, I managed to get an AMD stock when I signed up with a referral.

Here is mine if anyone wants to use it: https://share.robinhood.com/chialuc

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2018, 07:29:02 PM »
I noticed a couple unanswered questions, so I looked them up in their Helps:
  • There are no fees to transfer funds back into your account. But there is a 3-day waiting period (after you sold your stocks)
     before you can process that transfer. I have actually not able to find any fee at all except their Gold program, which has benefits but is truly unnecessary
  • As far as taxes, the value of the stock when you received it is taxed on the MISC-22 as other income, but any loss or profit is taxed as capital gains/loses, also there is an easy to push your Robinhood tax stuff to TurboTax, plus they are giving you a $15 discount off TurboTax.
  • As far as having no Web interface it seems they are "almost" out with it? Looks like some people may already have access? It also looks like they are adding free cryptocurrency trading "soon" as well.

So far I have received 2 stocks for referring friends but there are a few of them that seem to be "stuck" in the Pending / "Reminded" deal and I personally watched my friends register... almost makes me out to be a liar to them as they are still waiting on their free stock as well. I saw them receive their approval email and they downloaded as well as registered and were using the app. Not sure what gives there... I've contacted support, hopefully there is a simple resolution. In any case if you want to drop some love my way, you could use my referral url: http://share.robinhood.com/sergeys27

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« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2018, 03:04:06 PM »
Seems like they are rolling out cryptocurrency trading signups starting with California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire.

For what it's worth, I managed to get an AMD stock when I signed up with a referral.

Here is mine if anyone wants to use it: https://share.robinhood.com/chialuc

Just used your code, got CHK at $3.47. Thanks!

My code is https://share.robinhood.com/michaen1639


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« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2018, 04:55:55 PM »
Not sure which referral I used but I got Sprint.

Here you go:
https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

Good luck!

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« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2018, 06:10:58 AM »
I received a free Chesapeake Energy and a Zynga, thanks you guys.  The referral code I used originally never came through and dealing with customer service was too tedious for me.  My referral code is here if anyone else wants to try it.

http://share.robinhood.com/jennifc287
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My Robin Hood referral code:  Join Robinhood and we'll both get a stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free.
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« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2018, 03:21:34 PM »
Got SIRI (Sirius XM), 6$. Well, my first individual stock to own lol.

Here’s my link:

https://share.robinhood.com/romans133

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« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2018, 03:15:07 AM »
Thanks for the information, guys. It feels like now is a good time to jump into stocks.

Also, feel free to use my referral code as well.


https://share.robinhood.com/jeremyw802

Thanks again.

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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2018, 06:45:46 AM »
ANOTHER REFERRAL: BITLY!

I'd recommend using bitly to post your referral links. It gives you a new url, so that you don't have to post your personal name. There's also a modify option on the forum if you want to retroactively use the bitly link in your old forum post.

Normal site: https://app.bitly.com
My robinhood referral: http://bit.ly/2n9yP7l

Full disclosure: I get nothing if you decide to use bitly.
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« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2018, 01:51:19 PM »
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

I've found Robinhood a good way to get the feel for a few stocks, and the bonuses over my normal Fidelity account are a) no transaction fees and b) no waiting 3 days for sales to settle before being able to buy again.  It's been kind of fun.  Most of what I have is sitting (relatively) safely in index funds, and watching a little bit of cash gain (and lose) in Robinhood has satisfied my urges to own a few individual companies.

I do appreciate the couple of people who have used my referral link.  I have no way to thank you individually, so if you're reading this please take it as such.  This thread is a great way to spread the wealth around the community.
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If you'd like a free stock (and I'd receive one as well), use this link to sign up for the Robinhood app.  Robinhood provides free trades, and is a pretty nifty interface. 
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« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2018, 07:52:45 PM »
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.

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« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2018, 12:57:36 AM »
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.
If you'd like a free stock (and I'd receive one as well), use this link to sign up for the Robinhood app.  Robinhood provides free trades, and is a pretty nifty interface. 
https://share.robinhood.com/erick779

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« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2018, 08:01:57 AM »
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.

Penny stock it is!
Betting on BPMX today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4

Now it is the official gambling topic


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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #85 on: February 07, 2018, 08:15:55 AM »
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.

Penny stock it is!
Betting on BPMX today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4

Now it is the official gambling topic
LOL. Biopharm? That’s my professional industry. We’ve gotten very hammered recently. But whatever. We’ll recover, our drugs are still expensive.

So I think we’re way off-topic at this point. To summarize: Robinhood is a very easy way to trade, and zero cost trades can lead to the option to gamble. Or you can just get in and buy VIX to hold. Don’t gamble with your NW, but if you want to dabble it’s a great way to try playing with the market.

Good luck to everyone coming in to RH today. It’s a fun way to work with different stocks that doesn’t cost a thing. If you sign up, use the referral links in this thread and you’ll get a free stock. My link is in my sig below. Someone posted that they got Apple, that’s awesome!
If you'd like a free stock (and I'd receive one as well), use this link to sign up for the Robinhood app.  Robinhood provides free trades, and is a pretty nifty interface. 
https://share.robinhood.com/erick779

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #86 on: February 07, 2018, 01:40:53 PM »
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.

Penny stock it is!
Betting on BPMX today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4

Now it is the official gambling topic
LOL. Biopharm? That’s my professional industry. We’ve gotten very hammered recently. But whatever. We’ll recover, our drugs are still expensive.

So I think we’re way off-topic at this point. To summarize: Robinhood is a very easy way to trade, and zero cost trades can lead to the option to gamble. Or you can just get in and buy VIX to hold. Don’t gamble with your NW, but if you want to dabble it’s a great way to try playing with the market.

Good luck to everyone coming in to RH today. It’s a fun way to work with different stocks that doesn’t cost a thing. If you sign up, use the referral links in this thread and you’ll get a free stock. My link is in my sig below. Someone posted that they got Apple, that’s awesome!

I started on Tradeking to learn how to trade.  It was slow and painful trying to make money with the fees and a small amount of money.  Robinhood made it possible to ACTUALLY test some trading strategies and see if I could beat my own retirement fund's index.  At first, I was unsuccessful.  (no surprise)  However recently I have been outperforming, to the point that my "fun" money is rapidly catching up to my actual retirement account and expected to surpass it.  Tempting it is, as in the last few days I have seen a few people get taken out hard by margin and leveraged funds on Robinhood.  (Both of which I do use, but do so cautiously!)

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #87 on: February 09, 2018, 03:47:02 AM »
I used jc4's link (you're welcome!) and scooped up a free share of Sprint! Thought I was going to have to throw a 1000 count bottle of phenytoin across the room but no it really works!

Sharing the wealth: http://bit.ly/2sk1sVs

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2018, 08:59:15 AM »
I wonder how much longer they can keep giving out free shares, how is this even profitable for them?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2018, 10:54:54 AM »
I wonder how much longer they can keep giving out free shares, how is this even profitable for them?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

For the most part it's only costing them $3-5 each. That's pretty cheap to acquire a customer in any industry. If they can convert some of those users to Robinhood Gold which is $10 a month then it's worth it. Let's say they spend $5 on free stock to get 100 customers or $500. If they can convert 5% of those to Robinhood Gold for just one year they'll earn $600, or a $100 profit. If their conversion rate goes up to just 6-7% then it's hundreds more in profit. Not to mention if that customers continues to pay $10/month for a few years.
Trade stocks with zero commissions on Robinhood. Use my referral code and we each get a free share of stock. http://share.robinhood.com/michaes3703

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2018, 12:18:02 PM »
I wonder how much longer they can keep giving out free shares, how is this even profitable for them?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

For the most part it's only costing them $3-5 each. That's pretty cheap to acquire a customer in any industry. If they can convert some of those users to Robinhood Gold which is $10 a month then it's worth it. Let's say they spend $5 on free stock to get 100 customers or $500. If they can convert 5% of those to Robinhood Gold for just one year they'll earn $600, or a $100 profit. If their conversion rate goes up to just 6-7% then it's hundreds more in profit. Not to mention if that customers continues to pay $10/month for a few years.

Makes sense, not that most of us would switch to Gold anyway. I'm good with the free stocks from the referral link.

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2018, 01:02:31 PM »
I used ^the last posted referral. I got a FitBit, heres hoping I get one more

https://share.robinhood.com/paulr830

Thanks for posting about this.

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2018, 01:53:04 PM »
I used coldestcat referral. Here's my link below.

https://share.robinhood.com/lucass450

Thanks.

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2018, 10:20:53 AM »
Worked great here is my code:

https://share.robinhood.com/stevend923

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
What is "reminded"? Does anyone see that in the free stocks tab in the app? Looks like someone used the referral link to get a free stock but it's in a pending state?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2018, 03:20:07 PM »
The person probably didn't complete something during registration.

http://bit.ly/2sk1sVs

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #96 on: February 19, 2018, 05:04:33 PM »
Thanks to the advice on this thread, I signed up with Robinhood.  I like this referral train and am now adding my own car - hopefully not a caboose!

I was confused by it not asking for the referral name, but I trust it will all work out for both of us.

https://share.robinhood.com/caseyt163

Good luck!

* I got GRPN (Groupon).  Better than nothing!
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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #97 on: February 20, 2018, 07:53:26 PM »
Sure, why not? Thanks Eric K!
Her is my code:
https://share.robinhood.com/richarm1362

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #98 on: February 21, 2018, 07:06:56 AM »
Sure, why not? Thanks Eric K!
Her is my code:
https://share.robinhood.com/richarm1362


Used your link! Now waiting for the application to clear... fingers crossed we both get a good stock! :)

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Re: Free stock from Robinhood
« Reply #99 on: February 21, 2018, 08:20:29 AM »
Dang, I opened my Robinhood account years ago. No free stock for me :(