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Trading Halt

Updated on March 3, 2023

Trading Halt is a pause, stoppage or temporary suspension in trading of a security or securities on the Stock Exchanges. There is no particular rule regarding the frequency or duration of trading halts and these may be imposed more than once a day at any time during the market session. All open orders may be cancelled during the Trading Halt. The lifting of a trading halt is referred to as ‘trade resumption’.

How does Trading Halt work?

Trading Halt may be imposed due to the following reasons:
1. Regulatory or legal announcement
2. Corporate level announcements like mergers, acquisitions, restructuring or similar news
3. Material financial changes
4. Key management changes
5. Massive volatility in stock’s price