For our money-management clients at Brian Kelly Capital, we trade in over 100 different markets in up to 70+ exchanges so an outage in one of those exchanges has little impact on our investments. More importantly a technical outage has absolutely no bearing on our investment decisions.
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The conspiracy theorists will have a field day with the timing of the outage just as the equity markets were picking up downward momentum - but reality is technical outages can and do happen. The most important thing for investors to do right now is to cancel all outstanding orders (as of this writing I believe the NYSE is already taking that action). Nonetheless, check your account for any outstanding orders that you may have forgotten about and may need re-enter.
The mantra to remember today is twist on an old saying, at times like these "don't just do something, stand there!" We intend to exactly that ... well, after we get an ice cream.
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