NASDAQ Glitch Halts Trading in 111 ETFs

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Published August 22, 2013

| ETFguide

Trading at the NASDAQ Stock Market (NDAQ) was halted after an unexplained technical glitch, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The trading disruption impacted thousands of NASDAQ listed stocks like Google (GOOG), Tesla Motors (TSLA), and Intel Corporation (INTC).

Also, buying and selling in 111 NASDAQ listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) was frozen. 

Among the ETFs impacted by NASDAQ's trading outage, were popular funds like the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ), iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB), and the iShares S&P India Nifty Fifty ETF (INDY).

The second-largest U.S. stock exchange notified traders that it would not cancel open orders, but that customers could do so.

Trading disruptions at the NASDAQ are not new.

Facebook's (FB) botched IPO on May 18, 2012 is a recent example of technical glitches at the NASDAQ that cost investors $500 million.

In May 2013, the NASDAQ agreed to pay a $10 million fine - the largest by any U.S. stock exchange - to settle Facebook charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


111 NASDAQ Listed ETFs Impacted by the Trading Halt

TICKER

ETF NAME

AAIT

iShares MSCI All Country Asia Information Technology ETF

AAXJ

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF

ACWI

iShares MSCI ACWI ETF

ACWX

iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF

ADRA

BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index Fund

ADRD

BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund

ADRE

BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund

ADRU

BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund

ASDR

VelocityShares Emerging Asia DR

AXFN

iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Financials ETF

AXJS

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Small-Cap ETF

BIB

ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology

BICK

First Trust BICK Index Fund

BIS

ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology

BNDX

Vanguard Total International Bond ETF

CARZ

First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund

CHXF

WisdomTree China Dividend Ex-Financials Fund

CU

First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund

DGRE

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Growth Fund

DGRS

WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund

DGRW

WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Fund

DXJS

WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund

DXPS

WisdomTree United Kingdom Hedged Equity Fund

EEMA

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF

EEME

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA ETF

EEML

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America ETF

EGRW

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Growth ETF

EMCB

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund

EMDI

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Consumer Discretionary ETF

EMDR

VelocityShares Emerging Markets DR

EMEY

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Energy Capped ETF

EMFN

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Financials ETF

EMIF

iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF

EMMT

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials ETF

ERW

VelocityShares Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap Fund

EUFN

iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF

EVAL

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Value ETF

FCHI

iShares FTSE China ETF

FEFN

iShares MSCI Far East Financials ETF

FONE

First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund

FTCS

First Trust Capital Strength ETF

FTSL

First Trust Senior Loan Fund

GLCB

WisdomTree Global Corporate Bond Fund

GLDI

Credit Suisse Gold Shares Covered Call Exchange Traded Note

GNMA

iShares GNMA Bond ETF

GRID

First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure IndexFund

GULF

WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund

HYLS

First Trust High Yield Long/Short Exchange-Traded Fund

IBB

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF

ICLN

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF

IFAS

iShares Asia Developed Real Estate ETF

IFEU

iShares Europe Developed Real Estate ETF

IFGL

iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF

IFNA

iShares North America Real Estate ETF

IFSM

iShares Developed Small-Cap ex North America ETF

IGOV

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

INDY

iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund

ISHG

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

ISHG

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

KWEB

KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF

NUCL

iShares Global Nuclear Energy ETF

ONEQ

Fidelity® NASDAQ Composite Index® Tracking Stock

PAGG

PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio

PLTM

First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund

PMNA

PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio

PNQI

PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio

PRFZ

Powershares FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolio

PSAU

PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio

PSCC

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio

PSCD

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio

PSCE

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy Portfolio

PSCF

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio

PSCH

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio

PSCI

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Industrials Portfolio

PSCM

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio

PSCT

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio

PSCU

PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio

QABA

First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund

QCLN

First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid SeriesIndexSM Fund

QQEW

First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM Fund

QQQ

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1

QQQC

Global X NASDAQ China Technology ETF

QQXT

First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund

QTEC

First Trust NASDAQ-100 Technology IndexSM Sector Fund

RUDR

VelocityShares Russia Select DR

SKYY

First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund

SLVO

Credit Suisse Silver Shares Covered Call Exchange Traded Note

SOCL

Global X Social Media Index ETF

SOXX

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF

SQQQ

ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ

TDIV

First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund

TQQQ

ProShares UltraPro QQQ

VCIT

Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF

VCLT

Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF

VCSH

Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF

VGIT

Vanguard Intermediate -Term Government Bond ETF

VGLT

Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF

VGSH

Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF

VMBS

Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF

VNQI

Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF

VONE

Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF

VONG

Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETF

VONV

Vanguard Russell 1000 Value ETF

VTHR

Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF

VTIP

Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund

VTWG

Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF

VTWO

Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF

VTWV

Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF

VWOB

Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF

VXUS

Vanguard Total International Stock ETF

WOOD

iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF


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