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Robinhood CEO Rebukes Critics in Call for Ubiquitous Investing

  • ‘It should just be something that people do,’ Vlad Tenev says
  • Rejects idea that investing in U.S. markets is like gambling
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WATCH: Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev discusses “meme” stocks going mainstream and the mission to make investing accessible to everyone.Source: Bloomberg)

Robinhood Markets Chief Executive Officer Vlad Tenev said investing in financial markets should be as common as shopping on, defending his brokerage against watchdogs, lawmakers and critics.

“Investing should be as ubiquitous as shopping online,” Tenev said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang. “It should just be something that people do.”