The stock market halted trading and my first question to the boss was if there was an act of terrorism again. The boss pointed out the market stops trading if the market crashes. China was down big and a reciprocal sell off is not out of the question. My portfolio was down but not seriously.
A coworker who wasn't jammed up checked and found out it was a computer glitch. Apparently, my concern was shared by scores of other Americans.
Word to cellphone stock apps. If trading is halted just placing a cause would be appreciated.
Perhaps all of us take that the stock market can afford the best technical support is invulnerable to human error. Maybe we should marvel that it doesn't happen more frequently.