BREAKING: NYSE trading halted due to apparent technical issue

Another perfect day, another perfect week. Wall Street Journal site reportedly down as well. No estimate as to when NYSE trading may resume.

NYSE trading floor.
NYSE trading floor, circa 2008. (Public domain, via Wikipedia)

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 – Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on “all symbols” at approximately 11:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, apparently due to some kind of technical glitch. There is no word yet from the exchange as to when trading might resume.

The exchange noted that all open orders at the time of the suspension in trading would be canceled. Individual traders should be sure to check their online broker’s trading platform to track any open orders at this time, as they may have to be re-entered at some point.

Federal Reserve June minutes still dovish, NYSE still down

We have verified reports that the Wall Street Journal’s website,, is down as well. The site is currently posting headlines but is not yet offering a time when the full site will again become available.

We’ll provide a quick update to this report if and when the NYSE status changes.

UPDATING: NYSE says trading on the exchange will re-open at 3:10 p.m. EDT.

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Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17