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Circuit Breaker on Your Stocks and Bonds?

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I recently came across an article in the New York Times about an experimental circuit breaker put in place for stock markets. The article reports that a sudden plunge in the price of Citigroup shares triggered a 5-minute shutdown of Citigroup share trading in June. It turns out that the circuit breakers in stocks and futures exchanges work just like circuit breaks in our homes. They shut down electricity before the system “becomes dangerously overloaded,” thereby stopping the market from going into a free fall. The intent is to help rebalance the number of sell and buy orders, restoring stability to the market. 


Until recently, only the New York Stock Exchange had circuit breakers in place on individual stocks. Now at the recommendation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, circuit breakers are being tested on various stock and futures markets.

Whether you need to run a circuit breaker test on Wall Street or your local street, Protec’s online catalogue puts the right test equipment rental at your disposal.