Major U.S. markets will be closed for Good Friday, while most European exchanges will also remain shut for Easter Monday.
U.S. financial markets will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday. The Easter weekend, including Easter Monday on April 2, also coincides with Passover this year, which begins on Friday.
The long weekend will give investors a breather after weeks of trade-war rhetoric, new tariffs on U.S. imports, and central bank action including an interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The break is also preceding second-quarter earnings, which are due to kick off in April.
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For Good Friday, the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and CME Globex futures and options, including equities
and commodities such as crude oil
, will be closed for trading.
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The U.S. Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends an early close at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday for all U.S. dollar-denominated government
and other fixed-income securities.
All major European stock exchanges will be closed on both days, including a hiatus for Germanys Dax
Frances CAC 40
and the U.K.s FTSE
In Asia, the Singapore Stock Exchange will be closed, while exchanges in Japan and Taiwan will be open.
Currency markets will be open for both days, although volumes will likely be very low.
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