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Exclusive: U.S. stock options markets agree to need for trading halts on big moves

Reuters By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. options market operators have agreed in recent months on the need for new automatic trading halts when stock options prices suddenly surge or plunge, in a bid to reduce excess volatility and blunt the impact of erroneous trades, according to five sources with knowledge of their discussions. The plan, which takes its cue from a rule known as "Limit …

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