Chicago: Trading Halted on Chicago Exchange : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

CHICAGO (AP) -- Trading in grain futures and
options was halted for nearly 40 minutes
Wednesday onthe Chicago Board of Trade following
what the exchange said was a malfunction in the
electronic order routing system.

Trading was initially carried out by paper when
the glitch occurred, but exchange officials shut
down all transactions a few minutes later amid a
backlog of orders. The outage lasted from 10:47 a.m.
to 11:25 a.m. CDT.

Northern Light

-- spider (, October 12, 2000


What a time for a system technical shut-down. This sure will add to investor confidence. Not.

-- Uncle Fred (, October 12, 2000.

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