Robinhood’s Role in the ‘Gamification’ of Investing

With its playful interface, online brokerage Robinhood Markets Inc. has brought a new class of U.S. traders into the market, raising concerns about the “gamification” of investing. Some say Robinhood and other platforms that have turned investing into an online social activity are making it too easy, and too fun, to wager money on stocks and more complicated investments. Regulators are weighing whether such practices belong in the financial realm.