Recent market delays due to technical glitches
Trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market was halted for more than an hour Thursday because of an unexplained technical issue. It is the latest in a string of trading glitches.
Here are some recent incidents that have halted trading:
- June 6, 2013: The NYSE Euronext opening was delayed in markets based in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon due to technical problems.
- April 25, 2013: The Chicago Board Options Exchange had a delayed opening due to an "internal systems issue."
- August 6, 2013 - BATS Global Markets has an outage that lasts nearly an hour, which was attributed to an "internal network problem."
- May 18, 2012: Facebook's initial public offering was delayed about half an hour due to technical problems with the Nasdaq exchange.
- March 23, 2012 - BATS Global Markets experiences a software glitch, forcing the exchange to cancel its own IPO.
- Feb. 25, 2011: The London Stock Exchange halted trading for more than four hours because of a technical problem that the exchange attributed to real-time data feeds.
- May 6, 2010 - Computer-trading systems fail across the U.S., causing a "flash crash," that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging about 1,000 points, or nearly 10 percent, followed by a quick recovery.