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twseA trader from Fubon in Taiwan accidentally bought NT$7 billion ($223 million) worth of shares yesterday (see chart of yesterday's intraday price chart for the TWSE Index above, note the spike). It's called a "fat finger" error, because it is like an error caused by mistakenly typing letters due to a fat finger.

from Bloomberg:
The trader, who wasn't named, will be fired, Kung said in the statement.

The trade caused the island's key Taiex index to surge 54.47 points to 6342.45 at around 11:41 a.m. local time, the day's high. The index closed 0.6 percent lower at 6302.99.
Didn't Myron Scholes write his PhD on the theory that stock markets are infinitely elastic?
pauln meinte am 28. Jun, 20:14:
I guess it pays to keep those out-of-the-$ limit orders open. Actually this is the first reasonable argument I've heard in favor of exchange-mandated maximum daily gains/losses (7% in Taiwan I guess).