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20-Year-Old College Student Took His Own Life After An Investing App He Used Showed A Nearly Million Dollar Negative Balance

Alexander Kearns was a 20-year-old college student attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he was in his sophomore year of studying management.

After coming home from college recently, he was spending quarantine with his parents at their house in Naperville, Illinois.

While at home, Alexander started showing an interest in trading. So, he signed up for an app called Robinhood, which has pretty much become an overnight success due to its popularity.

Robinhood allows users to trade options, stocks, cryptocurrency, and exchange-traded funds completely commission-free.

On June 12th, Alexander took his own life over something that happened on the app.

Obituary photo; pictured above is Alexander

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