May 6, 2010

ダウ一時1万ドル割れ、原因は桁の打ち間違え?:Stock Selloff Triggered by...Trader Error?

Dow Jones Industrial Average, May 6, 2010 (c) Google Finance

US markets plummeted today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average crashing down nearly 1,000 points, falling below 10,000.  Why?

According to multiple sources, a trader entered a "b" for billion instead of an "m" for million in a trade possibly involving Procter & Gamble, a component in the Dow. (CNBC's Jim Cramer noted suspicious price movement in P&G stock on air during the height of the market selloff. Watch (embedded below; from 1'06").  Sources tell CNBC the firm in question that handled the erroneous trade is Citigroup.-CNBC
Punching B instead of M... Yeah, we all make the same mistake...  Of course, Citigroup denies the bad trade.  So does NYSE, for now.;
"We don't know, right now we're looking into it. [...] It's all speculation," New York Stock Exchange spokesman - AFP





もちろんシティグループは「証拠はない」と否定している。NYSE広報クリスチャン・ブラークマン(Christian Braakman)さんも、「それはわかりません、現在調査中です。[...]どれも噂です」とAFPに話している。



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