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S&P Opens Down 7%, Triggers Circuit-Breaker – Halted For 15 Mins

S&P Opens Down 7%, Triggers Circuit-Breaker – Halted For 15 Mins

It’s a Monday morning replay. S&P cash markets have opened down 6.7%, bounced a little, before tumbling back down to a 7% loss, triggering the first system-wide circuit-breaker, causing markets to halt trading for 15 minutes.

During US trading hours (Cash)

  • Level 1: 7% fall to 2549.48 before 15:25EDT/19:25GMT will prompt a 15-minute pause.
  • Level 2: 13% drop to 2385.00 before said time will introduce another 15-minute pause.
  • Level 3: 20% decline to 2193.10 within the time will shut the markets

NOTE: Only the 20% rule applies to the final 35 minutes of trading.

During US trading hours (Futures)

  • Level 1: 7% fall to 2546.50
  • Level 2: 13% drop to 2382.00
  • Level 3: 20% decline to 2190.00

Where are the circuit-breakers:

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