In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial markets have experienced significant volatility. During the course of this volatility, exchanges have halted trading multiple times after declines in trading trigged circuit breakers. In addition, trading floors are transitioning to electronic trading in efforts to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on physical trading floors. With the recent turmoil, this post provides a high-level summary of the various types of circuit breakers and what can be expected.

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Thomas Ahmadifar primarily advises clients on regulatory issues under federal and state securities, commodity, and banking laws. He counsels broker-dealers on matters before the SEC, FINRA and other SROs, including business expansions, changes of control, membership applications and the trading practice rules. In…

Thomas Ahmadifar primarily advises clients on regulatory issues under federal and state securities, commodity, and banking laws. He counsels broker-dealers on matters before the SEC, FINRA and other SROs, including business expansions, changes of control, membership applications and the trading practice rules. In his funds practice, Thomas advises clients in both the registered and private funds spaces.