Investors aren’t happy with the new ASX website; but here’s a recap of the biggest announcements
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The ASX (ASX:ASX) new website has not had the greatest debut this morning.
Our local bourse updated its website for the first time in several years and initially held up. Until around 9am, when it froze, meaning investors were unable to view company announcements.
The ASX has confirmed the issues with its website and reminded investors they can still access news via “brokers and news agencies”.
ASX announcements are currently not displaying on the ASX website. All company announcements are available to view via brokers and news agencies.
— ASX 🏛 The heart of Australia's financial markets (@ASX) October 11, 2020
An ASX spokesperson told the Sydney Morning Herald that the issue was “a very high priority”.
Investors were still able to get the information they needed. All the biggest winners and losers in early trade released announcements after the website crash.
The refresh did have some positive features such as the ability to only display announcements for stocks in a certain sector, domicile or by announcement type.
Nonetheless, the speed of the site was poor enough to have investors, professional and retail alike, venting on Twitter and stock forums.
Other complaints about the ASX’s newest website included not seeing the ASX 200 index as soon as you load the home page, and a limit of 25 announcements on screen at one time.
Sorry to say it but the new ASX website really sucks!
— Emanuel Ajay Datt (@eadatt) October 11, 2020
More to come…
In case you missed it because of the problems with the new website, here are the biggest stories from the ASX this morning:
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