"Yesterday we had a software bug; it wasn't any sort of hacking incident," William Brodsky, chairman and CEO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, said about why the system wasn't open for trading for three hours yesterday.
The world's busiest options exchange has been closed all day, reports Fast Money trader Jon Najarian. No word yet when the exchange will reopen. "Guys are sitting there scratching their heads, talking with each other trying to figure out what's going on," said Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group. Meanwhile, CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders if the trading systems have gotten too complex.
Nasdaq OMX Group said it slashed the 2012 annual bonus of Chief Executive Robert Greifeld by $542,100 over the botched handling of Facebook's initial public offering last year.
Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.
Thomas Kloet, CEO of TMX Group, puts a tough quarter behind him and outlines why TMX is excited about Asia Pacific growth opportunities.
More than $8 trillion in paper fortunes were restored to investors when the Dow crossed the 14,000 mark, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sit down with Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to talk about the future of trading around the world.
Trading in dark pools - equity trading systems that do not publicly display orders - has continued to grow in recent years despite decreasing volumes on open exchanges.
CNBC's David Faber digs deep into the M&A deal between IntercontinentalExchange and NYSE Euronext.
"We want to spring-load this company," said Jeffrey Sprecher, IntercontinentalExchange CEO, discussing the terms of the cash and stock deal between the two exchanges, with Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO. There's a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines, Sprecher added.
Stock exchange operator Nasdaq OMX is cancelling a series of premarket trades that resulted in wild price swings in a number of stocks including Citigroup and Hewlett-Packard, the exchange said.
Ian Axe, CEO, LCH.Clearnet explains the role of clearing houses amid growing regulation in the financial sector. He says they are like insurance companies for exchanges with regards to their trades and financial products.
PATRICK LEGLAND, Global Head of Research, Societe Generale says there is a structural change under way in exchanges as market volumes have fallen and people have moved to dark pools.
Chris Fix, CEO, Dubai Mercantile Exchange tells CNBC why his company is planning to expand their efforts in Asia. He adds that China holds huge growth potential for the DME.
Larry Kudlow along with top traders Jim Iurio and Jim Lacamp look at how to put money to work as the calendar flips to November.
William O'Brien, CEO of Direct Edge, explains what the two-day shutdown of trading meant for his business.
Dennis Kelleher, CEO of Better Markets, says the initial decision to just close the NYSE floor shows the NYSE is a "dinosaur."
The NYSE and other exchanges will stay closed tomorrow, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Government bailouts of big banks are here to stay and are bad for economies because they channel capital to uncompetitive industries and sustain high levels of debt, according to economist Garett Jones.
Chinese financial officials have started a global roadshow to persuade foreigners to invest in the country’s stock market, a highly unusual move that reflects concerns that investors are turning their backs on China as its economy slows. The FT reports.