As if Apple and Tesla were not already popular enough, demand for the now split shares, which are much cheaper for a new crop of investors, may be the cause of several trading firms getting knocked offline.
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In a midday tweet, Robinhood, the popular trading app, acknowledged a glitch after a fix was deployed yet noted it was not due to the stock splits of the two stocks.
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Charles Schwab tweeted a similar notification, warning customers that accounts may be "intermittingly inaccessible."
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TD Ameritrade clients were told to be aware of "high levels of slowness…"
E-Trade also encountered difficulty accessing its accounts, according to reports and various tweets. Inquiries by FOX Business were not immediately returned.
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The stocks jumped on Monday, amid heavy trading, sending the value of both higher.
Tesla, which split 5-for-1, saw its market cap rise to early $450 billion, while Apple split 4-for-1, was trading around $2.2 trillion intra-day.