posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 01:34 PM
The Nasdaq OMX exchange halted trading across all securities in the early afternoon Thursday due to a technical issue "until further notice." The
Nasdaq is home to thousands of stocks, particularly technology giants, like Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500), Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) and Microsoft (MSFT,
Fortune 500). Trading in Nasdaq-listed options were also halted. SEC spokesman John Nester said the agency is "monitoring the situation" and that it
is "in close contact with the exchanges." The Nasdaq said it intends to reopen trading but had not yet determined the start time. Nasdaq said it would
not be canceling open orders, but said customers who wish to cancel their orders can do so, and customers who wish to not participate in the
re-opening of trading should cancel their orders before trading resumes. Trading was halted due to issues with "quote dissemination," the exchange
said in alerts sent out to traders. The New York Stock Exchange said it halted all Nasdaq securities at the request of the Nasdaq.
What kind of "glitch" can this be?
What can we expect out of this?
Im no expert but with things hot and crazy and the timing, what does ats think?
Just a thought...what if they used this to say it was somehow "hacked" or "compromised". Im just thinking of possibilities but dont want to go too far
edit on 22-8-2013 by WeBrooklyn because: (no reason given)
Another edit, I have to leave and get my child but I look forward to coming back and seeing what everyones thoughts are....
edit on 22-8-2013
by WeBrooklyn because: (no reason given)