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What’s Robinhood Gold?

Robinhood Gold is a suite of powerful tools, data, and features designed to take your investing to the next level.

With Gold, you get the following premium features for non-retirement, individual investing accounts:

  • 5% interest on your uninvested brokerage cash with cash sweep (1.5% without Gold)*

  • Bigger Instant Deposits*

  • Professional research from Morningstar

  • Level II market data from Nasdaq

  • Access to margin investing at 8%

As a Gold subscriber, you can get a 3% IRA match on eligible IRA contributions to your Robinhood IRA account.**

Note

*To earn interest, a cash balance is needed. If you have a margin balance, there is no cash balance to earn interest. Interest rates for cash sweep and margin investing can change at any time. Margin investing is an optional feature. Not all investors will be eligible to invest on margin. Bigger Instant Deposits are only available if your Instant Deposits status is in good standing.

**Keep in mind, you must hold eligible contributions in your IRA for at least 5 years to keep the match, and remain a Gold member for at least 1 consecutive year from the date of your first 3% match to keep the additional 2% match. IRA match FAQ has more details. IRA accounts aren’t included in the Brokerage cash sweep program.

You can try Gold with a one-time free trial for the first 30 days (the monthly subscription fee will be waived). If you choose to use margin investing during your trial period, you’ll be charged 8% yearly interest on any amount you borrow over $1,000.

How do I upgrade to Gold?

You can upgrade to Robinhood Gold from any platform. For more details, check out How do I upgrade to Gold?

How much does Gold cost?

For a monthly or annual subscription fee, you get access to Gold’s premium features. After your one-time free trial ends, your first billing cycle will begin. You’ll be charged the monthly fee at the beginning of each billing cycle.

If you invest on margin, you’ll pay 8% yearly interest on the amount you use over $1,000 since your first $1,000 of margin used is included in Gold. Your interest is calculated daily and charged to your individual investing account at the end of each billing cycle.

Margin investing isn’t for me—can I still use Robinhood Gold?

Yes! We’ve built Robinhood Gold to be for every investor, whether or not you want to invest on margin. You can choose to not enable margin investing when you sign up for Robinhood Gold and use all of the other premium features.

Note

If you’re approved for options trading, margin may be required to satisfy an exercise or assignment, even if you have Margin investing turned Off.

Is Robinhood still commission-free?

Yes! You can invest and trade commission-free on Robinhood whether or not you’re a Gold subscriber. Keep in mind that other fees such as trading (non-commission) fees and paper statement fees may apply to your individual investing account. Robinhood Financial’s Fee Schedule has more details.

How do I downgrade from Gold?

You can end your Robinhood Gold subscription by going to SettingsRobinhood GoldCancel membership. If you downgrade, you’ll still have access to the premium features until your billing cycle ends. This includes the lower margin interest rate offered with Gold, the higher brokerage cash sweep rate for individual investing accounts, and the additional 2% IRA match for eligible IRA account contributions.**

Be sure to cancel your subscription before your next billing date to avoid being charged a renewal for another billing cycle of Gold. You can find the billing date in SettingsRobinhood Gold. If you change your mind and decide to upgrade your account before the end of your previous billing cycle, you’ll resume your old billing cycle.

You’ll be able to use Gold-level Instant Deposits up to the end of your billing cycle. After that, you won’t be able to initiate a new Gold-level Instant Deposit unless you re-subscribe to Gold.

Also, if you have margin investing enabled and downgrade from Gold, you’ll accrue interest at the standard rate when your billing cycle ends. This means that if you have a margin balance, you’ll begin accruing interest at 12% instead of 8% immediately. For more details, check out How do I downgrade from Gold?

Additionally, if you have brokerage cash sweep enabled and downgrade from Gold, the interest rate you can earn on any uninvested cash will switch to the lower non-Gold annual percentage yield (APY) of 1.5% when your billing cycle ends.***

Note

***The non-Gold cash sweep program APY will switch to 0.01% in May 2024.

Disclosures

All investments involve risk. The brokerage cash sweep program is an added feature to your Robinhood Financial LLC individual investing account. Robinhood Gold is offered through Robinhood Financial LLC. For more information, review the Robinhood Gold User Agreement.

Interest is earned on uninvested cash swept from your individual investing account to program banks. Program banks pay interest on your swept cash, minus any fees paid to Robinhood. As of Nov 15, 2023, the APY that you’ll receive is 1.5%, or 5% for Gold customers.*** The APY might change at any time at the program banks' discretion. Additionally, any fees Robinhood receives may vary and is subject to change. Neither Robinhood Financial LLC nor any of its affiliates are banks.

With the brokerage cash sweep program, the uninvested cash in your individual investing account (cash intended for investing but that you have not yet invested or spent) is swept to program banks, where it becomes eligible for FDIC insurance up to $2.25 million or $250,000 per program bank, inclusive of any other deposits you may already hold at the bank in the same ownership capacity. Keep in mind that until funds are swept to a program bank, they’re held in your individual investing account which is protected by SIPC. Once funds are swept to a program bank, they’re no longer held in your brokerage account and aren’t protected by SIPC. However, these funds are eligible for FDIC insurance through the Program Banks subject to FDIC insurance coverage limits. The IND Disclosures has more information.

You must have earned (wage) income in order to contribute to an IRA. The funds that earned the match must be kept in the account for at least five years to avoid a potential Early IRA Match Removal Fee. For more information, see the IRA Match FAQ.

Funds being contributed into or distributed from retirement accounts may entail tax consequences. Contributions are limited and withdrawals before age 59 1/2 may be subject to a penalty tax. Robinhood does not provide tax advice; please consult with a tax adviser if you have questions.

The Robinhood IRA is available to any U.S. customer with a Robinhood individual investing account in good standing.

Member of SIPC, which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org.

Not all investors will be eligible to trade on margin. Margin involves the risk of greater investment losses. Additional interest charges may apply depending on the amount of margin used. Before using margin, customers must determine whether this type of strategy is right for them given their investment objectives and risk tolerance.

For more information, review FINRA’s Investor Alert and Robinhood Financial’s Customer Relationship Summary, Margin Disclosure Statement, and Margin Agreement. These disclosures contain important information on Robinhood Financial’s products and services, conflicts of interests, lending policies, interest charges, and the risks associated with margin investing enabled accounts.

Robinhood Financial charges a standard margin interest rate of 12% and a margin interest rate of 8% for customers who subscribe to Gold. The margin interest rate is calculated by adding 6.5% (for non-Gold customers) or 2.5% (for Gold customers) to the upper bound of the Target Federal Funds Rate, which is set by the Federal Reserve and is subject to change without notice. The formulas used to calculate the margin interest rate are subject to change at Robinhood Financial’s discretion. The margin rates shown are as of July 27, 2023 and might change at any time without notice and at Robinhood Financial’s discretion. The standard margin interest rate will be rolled out to customers who do not subscribe to Gold in phases over a period of time, subject to eligibility criteria, and so may not be available immediately to all customers.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Customers should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

Morningstar isn’t affiliated with Robinhood Markets, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Robinhood Financial LLC (member SIPC), is a registered broker dealer. Robinhood Securities, LLC (member SIPC), is a registered broker dealer and provides brokerage clearing services. Robinhood Crypto, LLC provides crypto trading. All are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. (‘Robinhood’).

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Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount.

Commission-free trading of stocks, ETFs and options refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood Financial self-directed individual cash or margin brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and certain OTC securities electronically. Keep in mind, other fees such as trading (non-commission) fees, Gold subscription fees, wire transfer fees, and paper statement fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood Financial's Fee Schedule to learn more.

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All investing involves risk.

Brokerage services are offered through Robinhood Financial LLC, (“RHF”) a registered broker-dealer (member SIPC) and clearing services through Robinhood Securities, LLC, (“RHS”) a registered broker dealer (member SIPC). Cryptocurrency services are offered through Robinhood Crypto, LLC (“RHC”) (NMLS ID: 1702840). The Robinhood Money spending account is offered through Robinhood Money, LLC (“RHY”) (NMLS ID: 1990968), a licensed money transmitter. Credit card products are offered by Robinhood Credit, Inc. (“RCT“) (NMLS ID: 1781911 and issued by Coastal Community Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

The Robinhood Cash Card is a prepaid card issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard® International Incorporated. RHF, RHY, RHC and RHS are affiliated entities and wholly owned subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. RHF, RHY, RHC and RHS are not banks. Securities products offered by RHF are not FDIC insured and involve risk, including possible loss of principal. Cryptocurrencies held in RHC accounts are not covered by FDIC or SIPC protections and are not regulated by FINRA. RHY products are not subject to SIPC coverage but funds held in the Robinhood Money spending account and Robinhood Cash Card account may be eligible for FDIC pass-through insurance (review the Robinhood Cash Card Agreement and the Robinhood Spending Account Agreement).

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount.

Commission-free trading of stocks, ETFs and options refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood Financial self-directed individual cash or margin brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and certain OTC securities electronically. Keep in mind, other fees such as trading (non-commission) fees, Gold subscription fees, wire transfer fees, and paper statement fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood Financial's Fee Schedule to learn more.

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