Date Posted: 
Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued an alert regarding stock trading halts.

Thousands of stocks are quoted and traded every day in U.S. securities markets. Trading in most stocks takes place without interruption throughout the trading day—but some stocks are subject to short-term trading halts and longer-term trading suspensions. In rare instances when the market experiences a very steep decline, trading across the entire market can be stopped.

This alert explains how, when and why interruptions in trading occur—and what investors can do in some of these situations.

View Stock Trading Halts Alert