viernes, 7 de mayo de 2010

Se le fue la mano

En la Bolsa de Nueva York, un trader puso billón cuando quería decir millón, b en lugar de m, y las acciones de Procter & Gamble se desplomaron casi un 40%:

According to multiple sources, a trader entered a "b" for billion instead of an "m" for million in a trade possibly involving Procter & Gamble [PG 60.75 -1.41 (-2.27%) ], a component in the Dow. (CNBC's Jim Cramer noted suspicious price movement in P&G stock on air during the height of the market selloff. Watch.)

Amid the sell-off, Procter & Gamble shares plummeted nearly 37 percent to $39.37 at 2:47 p.m. EDT, prompting the company to investigate whether any erroneous trades had occurred.


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