What is a trading halt?
A trading halt is a temporary suspension of trading to affected stocks, or potentially the market as a whole. During a trading halt, investors cannot buy or sell the affected stocks. These usually last less than an hour, but may be longer depending on the nature of the halt. The SEC can also suspend trading for up to 10 days if the situation demands it in the public interest and for the protection of investors.
Trading halts are implemented by the stock exchange where the stock is listed (e.g NYSE, NASDAQ) or by the SEC. Revolut does not determine or control trading halts.
Reasons for trading halts can include impactful news being released on a specific stock, extreme volatility, regulatory concern or a major corporate action.
Introduction to stock trading
- What is a stock?
- Where do stocks come from?
- What is stock ownership?
- Why do people buy stocks?
- How could you lose money from buying stocks?
- What are stock markets?
- What is a stock broker?
- What is a stock price?
- What is a bid-offer spread?
- What are stock charts?
- What is commission?
- What are bullish vs bearish markets?
- What is technical analysis?
- What is fundamental analysis?
- What are analyst recommendations?
- What are stock financials?
- What is EPS (earnings per share)?
- What is a P/E ratio (Price-to-Earnings)?
- What is a P/CF ratio (Price-to-Cashflow)?
- What is ROE (Return on Equity)?
- What is Market Sentiment?
- What are Market Sentiment Indicators?
- What is the VIX?
- How does News and Social Media impact stocks?