On Saturday, October 24th, 2009, NYSE Euronext will be participating in the SIFMA industry-wide test in which all firms and exchanges are being asked to participate in a "mock disaster" by trading through their backup sites.
In addition to registration with SIFMA or any other market, NYSE Euronext is requesting that participating firms register for this test by contacting Chris Calcaterra at 888.689.7739. Registration must be done by Wednesday at 12 pm, October 21, 2009.
NYSE Euronext plans call for the NYSE to leave the trading floor closed and request that firms participating in this test trade through NYSE Arca. Firms submitting orders to the NYSE trading floor between the hours of 9:30 and 12:00 on Saturday, October 24th will get a “market closed” response.
NYSE Arca production systems will be used for the test; they will be up on Saturday, October 24, at 8 a.m. ET with an opening time of 9:30 a.m. ET and a closing time of 12 p.m. ET. To provide the most realistic environment for the test, we will bring up our NYSE Arca production system as we would for a normal production day. All Order entry, drop copy and ArcaBook sessions will be available for the test. All Listed, OTC, and Options symbols will be available for order entry.
Any firms that want to test connectivity to NYSE Arca can do so daily from 6am-8pm ET by calling the NYSE Arca connectivity support hotline (888) 689-7739