WHAT IS A STOCK MARKET “CIRCUIT BREAKER?”

EXACTLY WHAT IS A STOCK MARKET “CIRCUIT BREAKER?”

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Yesterday, within a few minutes of the open, the S&P dropped 7% triggering a Level 1 circuit breaker that paused trading for 15 minutes.

Had the S&P declined 13%, trading would’ve paused another 15 minutes.

Another 20% down and it would have closed.

HISTORY

  • Circuit breakers launched after 1987’s Black Monday when the Dow fell 22.6%.
  • In 2012, the markets closed because of Storm Sandy.
  • Rules were revamped in 2013 after failing to prevent 2010’s “flash crash.”

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And so, according to NYSE President Stacey Cunningham: “I’m seeing markets act normally. They react to uncertainty … they become more volatile.”

GOING FORWARD: Uncle Sam hasn’t yet enacted crisis measures like it did during the financial crisis. Regulators are more alert (take the Fed’s emergency rate cut and $50 billion infusion to its overnight lending). Banks appear to be in relatively good shape. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Assessment: Your thoughts are appreciated.

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