After The Bell: Stocks Sell-Off Amid Global Concerns; NYSE Trading Interrupted
(CBS) -- Stocks traded significantly lower Wednesday following a global stock market sell-off and a nearly four-hour halt of trading at the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE outage started at 10:32 a.m. CT. and officials say the problem was due to a tech glitch with NYSE systems and not any sort of external cyber-attack.
Stocks did come off earlier lows, once trading at the big board resumed, but all three of the major indices closed lower by nearly 1.5 percent or more. The S&P 500 loss 35, the NASDAQ fell 88 and the Dow Jones industrial average shed over 261 points, settling to 17,515.
"We are beginning to see a lot of areas in the market breakdown. We are six and a half years into this bull market and with the easy money part of the cycle likely behind us, this is becoming an aging bull." said Adam Sarhan, Founder and CEO of Sarhan Capital.
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