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Mar 1, 2022

Why Key Exchanges are Halting Trading of Russian Securities

By Team Stash

Platforms including NYSE and Nasdaq are seeking more information from regulators about sanctions.

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Starting February 28, 2022, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Nasdaq, and Over-the-Counter (OTC) markets temporarily halted trading of Russian-related securities. The trading interruption is in response to sanctions of the U.S. and other nations on Russia as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Trading halts may occur due to major news, for technical reasons, or for regulatory developments. The exchanges have decided to pause trading as they seek more information about the ongoing sanctions, according to reports.

What this means for you: 

You may encounter reduced ability to trade Russian-related stocks and ETFs on the Stash platform. 

Russian-related securities on the Stash platform that have been halted for trading on exchanges and restricted from buying on Stash:

  • YNDX
  • CIAN 
  • ERUS
  • OZON
  • OGZPY 

Additionally, Stash will restrict buying on the following security:

  • RSX

Customers may still place sell orders, which we will complete at the next eligible window, following the resumption of trading of the securities by the exchanges. At this time, it is unclear when trading will resume, and it may not be any time soon.

Note: Although other Russian-related securities, including ETFs that track the Russian equity market, may still be actively trading, due to the potential risk to investors, Stash encourages you to remain cautious when evaluating these investments.

As always, we urge Stash customers to follow the Stash Way, which includes regular investing, portfolio diversification including investment in various geographic locations, and investing for the long term.


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