Update: just three minutes later and the NYSE is “fixed”, with BATS revoking self-help.
But the mission was achieved: the selling was halted, if only for the time being.
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When in doubt how to send stocks soaring, or at least halt the selling, the solution is simple: break the market.
Moments ago everyone’s favorite, venerable exchange, the NYSE, broke as per BATS which just delcared self-help: “BATS Exchange has declared self-help against NYSE Arca per Rule 611 of Regulation NMS. Routing to NYSE Arca has been suspended as of 10:11:59 ET.”