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A Brief History of Some of the Market’s Worst Fat Fingers

  • Plunge of over 80% in Jardine Matheson linked to trading error
  • Similar mistakes are not uncommon in recent market history
Inside The Wiener Boerse AG Stock Exchange

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

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An 83 percent plunge in storied Singapore-listed stock Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd. Thursday has traders pointing to the most likely culprit: a fat finger.

Shares of the 186-year-old conglomerate plummeted in pre-market trading before bouncing right back to eventually trade higher as the session progressed. A spokesperson for the firm said it was aware an electronic trading error had occurred, while Singapore Exchange Ltd. said the bourse is looking into the stock slide.