The ASX equity market paused all trading on Monday morning as the stock exchange investigates “market data issues”.
The ASX paused trading at 10:23am AEDT with the ASX saying it was “working to rectify the issue as soon as possible” on Twitter. Markets are paused at 6,483.30 points after rising 1.23 per cent in the morning.
The ASX equity market is currently paused and there is no trading while we investigate market data issues. ASX apologises for the disruption and is working to rectify the issue as soon as possible.
— ASX 🏛 The heart of Australia's financial markets (@ASX) November 15, 2020
While the ASX has not yet resolved the issue, pundits on Twitter all had the same joke.
“Wonder if they tried to turn it off, wait a few minutes and turn it on again?” one person tweeted.
“Have you turned it off? Wait 2 minutes. Turn back on,” another said.
Others opted for a shorter, “WTF.”
It comes after the New Zealand Stock Exchange was hacked repeatedly over August 2020, although it’s not believed today’s pause is due to a hack.
Investors will receive 30 minutes notice before trade resumes.
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