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Trading app Robinhood hits back over Warren Buffett comments

Trading app Robinhood hits back after Warren Buffett claimed it encourages gambling-style behavior

Warren Buffett said Robinhood  encourages gambling-style behaviour

Trading app Robinhood has hit back at Warren Buffett after the revered investor accused it of encouraging gambling-style behaviour.

At the shareholder meeting of his firm Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday, Buffett said Robinhood had ‘set out to attract’ users who were gambling on short-term moves, rather than making long-term investment decisions.

But Robinhood spokesman Jacqueline Ortiz Ramsay said: ‘The old guard doesn’t want average Americans to have a seat at the Wall Street table so they resort to insults.’