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Why Putting a Speed Limit on the Stock Market?

According to The New York News, when Brad Katsuyama was running the U.S. trading desk for the Royal Bank of Canada, his clients would send in orders every day, but every day, when Katsuyama went to buy or sell, something … Continue reading

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Unacceptable Options OPRA Trading Halt due to Software Upgrade at NYSE

The trading halt across U.S. options markets on Monday was due to a bug in new software being rolled out, a unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX.N), which operates the system, said on Tuesday, which was reported by Reuters. NYSE said … Continue reading

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MarketWatch: Exchanges Have ‘Homework’ after SEC Meeting on Tech Glitches

According to The Tell’s Sital Patel, the Securities and Exchange Commission is asking stock exchanges to come up with a series of concrete measures to ensure that market systems are of the highest standards and ensure better communications when breakdowns … Continue reading

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REUTERS: SEC Talks on Nasdaq Failure to Focus on Backing up System

According to Reuters’ Herbert Lash and John McCrank, federal regulators and stock exchange executives are likely to focus on the stock quotes processor behind Nasdaq’s trading halt last month, but a quick resolution of system outages or market weak spots … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White: Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Dear chairman Mary Jo White, As informed by NASDAQ after the August 22 incident, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the … Continue reading

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Maintaining the Standing of the U.S. as the World’s Most Sophisticated Financial and Trading Market

Knightmare on Wall Street‘s author, Edgar Perez, chastised U.S. regulators for their performance during NASDAQ’s “Flash Freeze”. Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though press offices, he said. “Both individual and institutional investors would have felt … Continue reading

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Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq Chief, Defends Handling of Trading Halt

The New York Times report that the chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange, Robert Greifeld, on Friday shot back at criticism of how his exchange handled a three-hour halt in trading on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Greifeld said in an … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Glitch Prompts Two-hour Shutdown and Fears Over Stability

The Guardian reports that a glitch in the Nasdaq stock market resulted in an unprecedented shutdown of trading of over 2,000 major US stocks and options for more than two hours, creating confusion around the shares of the biggest companies … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Investigating Problem That Forced Trading Halt, No Answers Yet

Forbes’ Steve Schaefer reports a technical issue led the Nasdaq stock market to halt all trading in shares listed on its exchange, and request fellow exchanges do the same. The New York Stock Exchange acknowledged it had done so at … Continue reading

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Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple… Did the NASDAQ Guys Read Knightmare on Wall Street?

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. stock exchanges on Thursday just halted trading in all securities listed on NASDAQ because of a technical issue, exchange officials said. NASDAQ announced the halt at 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, and other exchanges … Continue reading

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