Interactive Brokers and Robinhood experienced outages early Monday morning that prevented at least some clients from logging into or trading on their online platforms.
The outage at Interactive Brokers came just three days after the brokerage firm said it had struck a deal with Goldman Sachs to acquire the self-directed retail brokerage segment of Folio Financial. That business has about 70,000 retail investor clients and $3 billion in assets.
Similar complaints could be found on Twitter, where several insults were directed at the company’s decision to tweet about a webinar at 8 a.m. ET instead of providing an update on the outage.
Tweets about the Robinhood outage, meanwhile, included one individual complaining: “Robinhood not working again as usual.”
The Interactive Brokers outage was reported by Downdetector at 7:05 a.m. ET, while the Robinhood outage was reported by Downdetector at 8:33 a.m. ET.
“Early this morning, we experienced a significant failure in multiple segments of a highly resilient data storage system,” Interactive Brokers spokeswoman Kalen Holliday told ThinkAdvisor just before noon.