NYSE outage: Technical glitch knocks out trading for hours

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) halted all trad... more

Trader Peter Tuchman gestures as he talks on the phone even as trading was stopped for several hours on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, on 8 July, 2015. Reuters
1/11Trader Peter Tuchman gestures as he talks on the phone even as trading was stopped for several hours on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, on 8 July, 2015. Reuters
The American flag at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building at the close of day. The unprecedented shutdown was said to be caused by a major technical glitch, and NYSE officials denied the role of any cyberattack. AFP
2/11The American flag at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building at the close of day. The unprecedented shutdown was said to be caused by a major technical glitch, and NYSE officials denied the role of any cyberattack. AFP
A trader waits for trading to resume on the floor of NYSE after trading was halted. Trading resumed in the afternoon after 3 pm New York time. AFP
3/11A trader waits for trading to resume on the floor of NYSE after trading was halted. Trading resumed in the afternoon after 3 pm New York time. AFP
An NYSE official talks with traders before the resumption of trading following the several hour long stoppage. Reuters
4/11An NYSE official talks with traders before the resumption of trading following the several hour long stoppage. Reuters
A trader smokes outside the NYSE after trading was halted. Bloomberg
5/11A trader smokes outside the NYSE after trading was halted. Bloomberg
An NYSE official gestures after the resumption of trading following a several hour long stoppage on the floor. Reuters
6/11An NYSE official gestures after the resumption of trading following a several hour long stoppage on the floor. Reuters
People started exiting the New York Stock Exchange building as the shut down forced traders to steer orders elsewhere in the biggest disruption to an American equity venue in almost two years. Bloomberg
7/11People started exiting the New York Stock Exchange building as the shut down forced traders to steer orders elsewhere in the biggest disruption to an American equity venue in almost two years. Bloomberg
A nearly empty trading floor at the NYSE after trading was halted. The breakdown is the most serious outage since the Nasdaq Stock Market halted trading in its shares in August 2013 due to a broken price feed. AFP
8/11A nearly empty trading floor at the NYSE after trading was halted. The breakdown is the most serious outage since the Nasdaq Stock Market halted trading in its shares in August 2013 due to a broken price feed. AFP
An electrical board shows a stoppage in trading on the floor of the NYSE in NewYork, on 8 July, 2015. Reuters
9/11An electrical board shows a stoppage in trading on the floor of the NYSE in NewYork, on 8 July, 2015. Reuters
The NYSE outage was not the only technical snag in the business world—The Wall Street Journal too faced technical issues when by noon its homepage crashed. A 504 error message was displayed when visitors attempted to reach WSJ.com.
10/11The NYSE outage was not the only technical snag in the business world—The Wall Street Journal too faced technical issues when by noon its homepage crashed. A 504 error message was displayed when visitors attempted to reach WSJ.com.
Earlier in the day United Airlines too experienced computer problems caused by an internal technology issue in Los Angeles. In pic: People gather at Los Angeles International Airport as the airline faced technical problems. AP
11/11Earlier in the day United Airlines too experienced computer problems caused by an internal technology issue in Los Angeles. In pic: People gather at Los Angeles International Airport as the airline faced technical problems. AP
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