In the Margins

Why are U.S. markets closed on Good Friday?

April 14, 2017

By MarketWatch

U.S. financial markets are closed today, in observance of Good Friday. Typically, markets adhere to the U.S. government’s holiday calendar, but Good Friday isn’t one of those holidays. In fact, it’s among the few holidays that isn’t both a Wall Street and a federal holiday. Those include Columbus Day and Veterans Day, which are federal holidays but aren’t vacation days for Wall Street investors. Why, then, are markets closed on Good Friday? Read the original story from MarketWatch.

 

 

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