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A Refresher On Trading Curbs

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We're not sure why but for some reason this afternoon we found ourselves wondering about trading collars and curbs. This infographic from the New York Stock Exchange is just about the clearest illustration of when the NYSE will put the breaks on a plummeting market. (Or a skyrocketing market, but that's unlikely to be an issue today.)
The circuit breakers don't kick in until there is a 1,350 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The "circuit breakers" halt trading for varying periods of time, depending on when the DJIA hits the trigger.