The New York Stock Exchange was temporary halted due to an alleged “technical issue.”
“NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols,” the NYSE said in a statement. “Additional information will follow as soon as possible.”
Art Cashin, director of floor operations at the NYSE, told CNBC it had been a “bumpy day” before the stock market was shut down.
“We had some technical problems even before the opening,” he said.
The suspension of trading, however, will no doubt fuel concerns whether other factors also influenced the decision to pull the plug.