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Alinea vs. Robinhood

By 
Eve Halimi

Are you an investor looking for the best platform to trade on? Do you want to leverage technology in your investment strategy for more efficiency and accuracy? Then you should definitely find a suitable online investing platform to help you do that.

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Alinea and Robinhood are two among many other online investing platforms available in the market. By providing investors with investment apps, Alinea and Robinhood make it possible to invest on the go- that is fast, easily, and conveniently.

Both Alinea and Robinhood also charge zero commission on stock and ETF investments . This helps to maximize benefits for investors by making it easier to start investing and reducing the costs of trading.

Alinea Investing Community vs. Robinhood Trading App

Differences between Alinea and Robinhood

There are certain key characteristics that distinguish Alinea and Robinhood. These differences are concentrated around the fundamental character of each online investing platform.

1) Firstly, Robinhood offers decent brokerage services as far as trading of stocks and crypto goes. However, accurate information is vital for successful investing and Robinhood lacks in that.

This is because Robinhood does not provide relatable and good educational resources that investors can use. On the other hand, Alinea satisfactorily caters to the need for educational resources for investors on the platform.

Young investors can sharpen their knowledge on investments through bite-sized insights. Presented in a simple, straightforward manner, these insights are accurate and easily digestible.

Hence, investors are educated in all relevant aspects of investment on Alinea. Robinhood lacks this simple but vital element hence making Alinea more preferable for novice investors.

 

2) Secondly, Robinhood does provide investors with a convenient technological solution for investing. However, it does not have a specific target audience. Rather, Robinhood is designed for general use by all investors.

In stark contrast, Alinea is an online investing platform that specifically targets the young demographic. As outlined in Alinea's website, the platform's mission is "changing the way the next gen invests."

Therefore, unlike Robinhood, everything on the Alinea platform is tailored to suit the needs of the young generation. From the app's user interface and graphics to its bite-sized insights, fun and social investing, Alinea fully embodies the spirit of youth.

It allows young investors to customize their experience with the app including the theme and layout. The social investing feature makes investing so much fun as it fuses the interesting aspects of social media with the utility of an investment app.

As such, young investors can view and share each other's investment activity. This helps them to learn more from one another while keeping the whole process vibrant and very enjoyable. This is a feature that Robinhood does not necessarily provide.

 

3) Thirdly, Alinea is significantly more considerate to the financial security of young investors than Robinhood. This is because it provides investors with an efficient way of minimizing risk using "Playlists."Playlists are simply "baskets" of various investments (stocks, ETFs, crypto...).

Alinea users can create playlists by selecting the companies they want to invest in based on the bite-sized insights Alinea provides. This way, users are able to spread risk and avoid making losses on their investment on single stocks.

 

4) Fourthly, at Alinea, every decision is made with investors’ best interest in mind. That is why Alinea does not route orders to any market makers in return for profit through payment for order flow (PFOF). On the other hand, Robinhood acts as a broker for market makers and directs orders to them. This is dangerous as an investor can be directed to platforms that are detrimental to their financial goals.

 

5) Lastly, Alinea respects investors’ data privacy rights more than Robinhood does. Alinea does NOT do Payment for Order Flow (PFOF). Robinhood blatantly disregards its users’ privacy by selling their market data to companies like Citadel who stand to profit from it. On the other hand, Alinea keeps users’ market data private and does not share it with any individual or corporation

Conclusion

Alinea and Robinhood are both great online investing platforms, however, Alinea is designed to suit the specific, modern investing needs of the young investor and makes investing less intimidating and more social, safe, and educational. We are really built by those who have been left behind.

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