Nasdaq unclear on trading resumption
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
At 12:25 p.m. ET we were notified that trading was being suspended at all Nasdaq options markets. The outage has been in effect for an hour as of this writing.
It is the latest of a number of technical issues that have occurred in the option markets since Monday. The week began with highly publicized bad trades from Goldman Sachs on Monday, followed by some unusual action involing the CBOE Volatility Index and VIX futures settlement for August contracts yesterday morning.
Regardless of what is causing all these problems, the situation will clearly do little instill the already-shaken public confidence in the markets.