• Dec 8, 2005
Broker at Mizuho Securities in Japan, entrusted by client to sell a J-Com Co share at 610,000 yen ($6,260), sells 610,000 shares at 1 yen each, triggering market panic. The Japanese securities company was hit by a loss of 27 billion yen when it decided to buy back the shares.
• Jan 19, 2006
Nasdaq trading system hit by technical failures, with main news websites showing wrong information for more than 1,500 share prices, leading traders to make wrong investment decisions.
• May 6, 2010
US trader types “billion” instead of “million” when selling stocks, sparking a sudden slump in the Dow Jones index, which falls to 9,869.62 from 10,458 in less than 10 minutes, the second-largest daily decline in history.