It has not been a good week for the retail brokers: on Monday, TD Ameritrade infuriated thousands, when the system broke just as the market crashed, preventing countless retail traders from buying (or selling). This morning, it is Charles Schwab's fault. It is unclear is someone had a sizable sell order in the works, or this is just part of the new normal.
@josendotweets We are experiencing some system issues, for the moment please cal 800-435-400 for urgent matters— Charles Schwab Corp (@CharlesSchwab) August 28, 2015
Expect the "system" to be fully operational once futures are back in the green.
@JoeGiul We don't have an estimated time yet, but we are working on it.— Charles Schwab Corp (@CharlesSchwab) August 28, 2015