Exchange Follies: Consolidated Tape Edition
January 9, 2013 - 6:18pm
Just weeks after telling Congress that doing their jobs has become too damned hard, the stock exchanges are providing more evidence.
This time, the problem is the consolidated tape, which provides trade data. Seems it went out for about an hour at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, making it tough to see in anyone had traded in 165 unimportant securities like State Street Corp. stock. And NYSE’s snafu follows a consolidated tape screw-up at Nasdaq last week; while NYSE’s server error only messed with some of its stocks, Nasdaq’s consolidated tape feed went totally blank on Thursday.
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