Stocks crashed to unbelievable lows at the open, even high-quality stocks
Brokerage websites had performance issues
Stocks recovered quickly from the lows as well, albeit they were still down
I only got 100 shares of KO and T at the low prices because the orders had been placed weeks ago. It was a pleasant surprise to snatch the shares.
The crash showed that my portfolio was not crush-proof. It’s very vulnerable. It’s a wake-up call to my complacency. I’ll sell stocks that I bought at high-cost basis when the market recovers to limit risk and relieve capital to buy when there’s a flash crash.
Place orders at my preset prices and leave them there. When they expire, place them again, so that they can be executed at the next flash crash.