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What is a circuit breaker in stock market? How does it work?

What is a circuit breaker in stock market? How does it work? And what is a trading halt?

Though these are rare occurrences but market situations like today can trigger these rare triggers.

A trading halts, sometimes referred to as a circuit breaker is a financial regulatory instrument that is in place to prevent stock market crashes from occurring. As a result, circuit breakers stop trading as per rules in order to allow accurate information to flow amongst market participants.

As a reminder, on Monday 9 Mar20, Asian markets on average have crashed over 4% and ES Mini S&P500 futures, Nasdaq futures are all in locked limit down trading halts.

What is S&P500 circuit breaker? How does it trigger?

For the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) circuit breakers have three tiers. These circuit breakers react to the price change in the S&P 500. The first tier is a 7% decline in the S&P 500. Should that occur, trading will pause for 15 minutes. The next level is a 13% decline, that...

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