The oldest American exchange reported an “ongoing issue with the NMS SIP,” or the securities information processor for NYSE stocks, at about 1:40 p.m. in New York. Two NYSE venues were “experiencing issues publishing and receiving trades and quotes,”
2013 was a year of anticipation and perhaps disappointment. For those hoping the 2012 election would have settled some of the dysfunction in Washington, that did not happen. In fact, we doubled down on fights already settled as if there were no new business. Equity markets impressed, but few saw it as anything other than the hand of the Fed. Mercifully, the Fed signaled the beginning of the end of QE3 by year-end.