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Growing trend of brokers stopping buy orders
Stake is unfortunately just one in a long list of online brokers that have restricted the freedom of their users. They have notably followed suit from similar platforms in preventing account holders from buying certain shares, but still allowing sell orders to go through – a move that many feel helps hedge funds at the expense of regular people.
Stake blames DriveWealth, the platform’s broker-dealer, for the stopping of buy orders on a range of popular stocks. Whatever the reason, unsatisfied users in Australia will be looking for alternatives to Stake – so here are some good options.
Stake alternatives (AU) to trade GME, AMC, & NOK
For users looking to buy shares in GameStop, Nokia, and AMC Entertainment after the stocks received huge interest from the r/WallStreetBets subreddit – here are online brokers that still allow unrestricted trading (at time of writing).
One of Europe’s most popular trading platforms, eToro has been used by many traders who have been targeting short positions held by Wall Street hedge funds. The platform is well regarded for its ease of use and also for its ‘social trading’ function that allows users to follow the trades of successful accounts. At the moment, eToro has no restrictions on trading stocks.
Capital.com is a popular online CFD trading platform that allows the trading of a variety of assets, including stocks such as AMC, GME, and BB. The platform offers zero-commission trades and hasn’t stopped account holders from buying and selling these shares at any point.
Users on AvaTrade can open and close positions using CFDs on everything from stocks to forex. As of time of writing, AvaTrade users face no blocks on buying and selling any of the shares that have been the focus of r/WallStreetBets in recent weeks.
More on Stake blocking its users’ trades
Many Stake users are not happy about the restrictions that have been placed on their trading activities. The evidence from social media is of a significant backlash, with many users now looking for alternatives to Stake.
To get a broader understanding of what has been happening to the stock market over the past few days, check out our GME price page. Here are just a few examples of disgruntled Stake users considering signing up for an alternative broker:
We hope that there will not be many other stock trading platforms that follow this path, as we believe the point of retail investing sites is to allow regular people the ability to trade freely.
Just because in this case Wall Street seemed to start losing, we don’t think they should be able to change the rules.