TD Ameritrade Breaks, Experiencing "Widespread Order-Routing" Problems

We already know that markets and exchanges only break on downdays. So does that mean that on days in which algos are indescriminatly buying ES as follow through from China's stock market manipulation and Greece's "hopes" for can kicking, investors are safe? Nope, as one of the most popular online discount brokers found out moments ago:

  • TD AMERITRADE EXPERIENCING "WIDESPREAD" ORDER-ROUTING PROBLEMS - OFFICE OF PRESIDENT: RTRS
  • TD AMERITRADE SAYS EVEN ORDERS THAT WERE ACCEPTED ARE STALLED

Were some TDA traders maliciously selling China stocks overnight one wonders, or did Ameritrade also decide to do a "software update" in the middle of the trading day?

At least the broader market is up for now. If, however, there is an "unexpected" German "nein" headline, keep an eye on those "self-help" messages...