Spain's Stock Exchange Has Been Halted For Over 4 Hours Due To "Technical Glitch"

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Update: IBEX resumes for trade with a nearly 5 hour delay, last seen higher at 1.68%. We can only hope the Knight algo is not to blame for yet another round of headless chicken buying.

Last week it was Knight, today it is the Spanish stock market. Following a halt for a "technical glitch" just after 4 am Eastern time, Spain's stock exchange, the IBEX, is still not trading as of this posting. So how will Spain and the ECB declare victory if they are unable to demonstrate the daily ramp in Spanish stocks (where shorting financials is once again forbidden.... because Europe continues to be "fixed").

From MarketWatch:

The Spanish stock exchange was halted Monday morning due to a technical glitch, according to a spokesman for operator Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles SA . The spokesman did not give a time for the resumption of trade nor specify the nature of the glitch. The market has been halted since 10 a.m. Central European Time. The Spanish IBEX 35 index was trading up 0.25% just ahead of the halt

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:51 | 2681284 GetZeeGold
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OK....nobody move.


Oh......the solar panels just gave out again. As soon as the clouds go away we'll be back up.


Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:00 | 2681297 Haager
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I love that one ->clouds<-...

So, IBEX will stay closed over the - lets say -  5 following years?

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:20 | 2681367 Comay Mierda
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.... and it's gone!



Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:21 | 2681374 BandGap
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Most excellent, my friend.

This is really all very hilarious, actually. Like your alcoholic "Uncle Bob" who misses work frequently becuase he has "medical issues".

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:48 | 2681285 monkeyboy
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The house always wins!

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:49 | 2681286 magpie
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Warum Sie ihre Stocken verkaufen ? Nein, nein, nein !

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:50 | 2681289 Haager
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Stocks-> Anteile, Aktien

Sticks-> Stöcke, Stäbe.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:53 | 2681304 magpie
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Niemand glauben Draghi Heil machen Banken leer ?

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:16 | 2681358 agent default
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You really need to work on your German.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:22 | 2681363 magpie
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It's supposed to be fake, a parody of an Italian soccer coach btw...'Was erlauben Merkel etc'

And it's hardly suprising that the feed was corrupted after the initial spike failed, and it headed back down.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:46 | 2681436 MillionDollarBoner_
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"Alles sein Geld ist belongen zu uns"

There, fixed it for ya ;o)

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:49 | 2681287 Haager
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Indices on forexpro kept moving, wtf? Deceiving-tactics?

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:58 | 2681313 Satan
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" The price is whatever we tell you the price is...Muppet "!

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:06 | 2681331 scatterbrains
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Remember the stories about the old horse betting parlors and the time delayed radio play by play ?  but.. but I just got the super duper really fast processor upgrade on my computer!  wtf!??

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:42 | 2681372 dvsteenk
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i noticed at the end of last week that indices and futures on ForexPro were suddenly delayed by over 2 minutes, while normally they are refreshed at 10-15 second intervals

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:50 | 2681288 malikai
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It's the exchange. They will bust every trade. There will be no bankruptcy here, except for the host country.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:52 | 2681292 buzzsaw99
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you hear that mr. anderson? that is the sound of inevitability. [/agent smith]

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:03 | 2681318 Rainman
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kudos ! sucks I can only green you once.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:51 | 2681294 LeisureSmith
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Did it just start trading again? I'm seeing up 1,7pct

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:51 | 2681295 resurger
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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:52 | 2681302 DutchDude
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Nothing to see here, carry on...

B*tch please; who's still buying this algo-rigged casino game anyways?

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 10:07 | 2681512 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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there will be many more of these technical glithes. they are conditioning the masses.. cry wolf enough and a geniune crisis will be ignored till it only benefits those who control the game

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:52 | 2681303 101 years and c...
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So, the lack of shorts to squeeze now qualifies as a technical glitch?  Pathetic.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:54 | 2681305 Dr. Engali
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Technical glitch translation...people are selling.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:59 | 2681314 Haager
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The glitch is only for sellers. Buyers are welcome...

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:38 | 2681415 francis_sawyer
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I was waiting 4 it, but... OK... I'll fucking go ahead & say it...


Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:54 | 2681306 CheapBastard
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My check once bounced due to "a technical glitch."   They called it "no money" back then.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:56 | 2681310 Shocker
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Stop living in 2008 :)

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:03 | 2681321 i-dog
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If they send your check back marked "Insufficient Funds", then change to a bank that does have sufficient funds!

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:58 | 2681312 Money 4 Nothing
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Technical Glitch = must have liquidity in said market before you flip the switch on.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:34 | 2681411 Iam_Silverman
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"Technical Glitch = must have liquidity in said market before you flip the switch on."

Good point.  So, if they need liquidity, I guess that we should hook them up with some of our HFT bots to really stir up the money flow?  Call Goldman, NOW!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 02:06 | 2683918 combatsnoopy
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First it was Knight Capital.  Then Tokyo just a few hours ago.  Then Spain.  The butterfinger slips are happening too close to eachother- and somehow QE and TARP made this all possible on light volume.  


Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:12 | 2681888 Svendblaaskaeg
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A glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:02 | 2681317 Meesohaawnee
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i think because the algos and ben's algos got crossed up  on what they programmed the finish is to be today.. shit happens

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:03 | 2681319 Fubared
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Looks like they have some troubles and cant even post on the web properly.



Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:04 | 2681323 Michelle
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HFT, Algos, Fat Fingers??? Seriously, we're not that dumb! Somebody or some group is behind all these nefarious acts and there are just too many of them that it is becoming painfully obvious what the ultimate goal will be.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:04 | 2681325 LeisureSmith
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So, is this a rim-job or a ramp-job? Can't remember which is which.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:13 | 2681890 Svendblaaskaeg
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a rim-job is just target practice

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:14 | 2681337 LawsofPhysics
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This is what happens when you allow people to sell. LMFAO!!  All your 401k is belong to us.  Let me guess, no-one will be allowed to "cash-out" until dead.  Atlas continues to shrug.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:18 | 2681347 LouisDega
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I just woke up and pinched a loaf. Are the futures up?

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:12 | 2681351 HD
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It's never a "glitch" when the market explodes up...

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:13 | 2681353 insanelysane
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An honest trading algo is a simple piece of computer code.  All of these "technical" glitches makes me think that the code contains a bunch of special features for the bankstas.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:19 | 2681370 Conrad Murray
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“The bank has raised the possibility that there is a danger that somebody who knew how to use this program could use it to manipulate markets in unfair ways.” - Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Facciponti, regarding Squid Code during the Aleynikov incident

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:21 | 2681373 HD
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Special code:


  10  LIE

  20  CHEAT

  30  STEAL




 70   GO TO 10

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:46 | 2681435 fuu
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That code is much too basic.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:08 | 2681702 HD
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Agreed...but my Fortran is rusty.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:27 | 2681764 fuu
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You could have coboled something together I am sure.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:54 | 2683333 GetZeeGold
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C......I know knew he could do it.


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 00:32 | 2683825 fuu
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So much smalltalk back and forth.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:17 | 2681359 jcamargo
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The glitch was so positive to the IBEX. Maybe they should make it last for the whole year.

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