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March 9, 2020

US Index pricing (US30, US100, US500) stops due to "Limit Down"

The CME has halted pricing as U.S. markets fall due to Limit Down following a significant plunge.

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US Index Pricing (US30, US100, US500) halted

The US futures exchanges have reached “Limit Down” which means they turn off pricing and wait for the market to stabilize.

Since there is now no underlying futures pricing there will be no pricing on US30, US100 and US500 until 13:30 GMT time at the earliest.

Even after this time we anticipate that pricing will be very wide spreads and volatile possibly reaching further limits on the futures markets causing pricing to stop again.

Pricing halted on U.S. indices

Pricing on U.S. indices has been disabled by exchanges following a significant plunge.

It is expected to be a temporary issue, however, this means the total market impact won’t be clear until pricing resumes.

As there is no price to fill positions at, open trades cannot be closed, and new ones cannot be opened.

1. What happened?

Earlier today, exchange circuit breakers were triggered after a 5% drop in U.S. stocks — the maximum markets can fall overnight.

Saudi Arabia has waged an oil price war against Russia, resulting in the worst trading day for oil in almost 30 years.

2. How long will this last, and what happens next?

It is unclear, but we expect a resolution from exchanges throughout the course of the day.

When pricing resumes, orders will be filled at those current market prices.

3. Will this be a once-off?

Pricing may come and go until the market normalizes.

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