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Robinhood Surges as Much as 82% a Day After Surpassing IPO Price

  • Stock soared as much as 82% amid volatility, spiking volume
  • Debut of option trading likely drove interest, strategist says
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Robinhood Markets Inc. jumped a whopping 50% on Wednesday after a wave of individual investors joined the likes of Cathie Wood to pile on the zero-fee trading platform.

The stock traded as high as $85 in New York before trimming gains to close at $70.39 as the volatility triggered at least three trading halts. The frenzied share buying pushed the company’s market value to a peak of $65 billion from $29.1 billion after its debut on Nasdaq last week.