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Good Friday may come as a bit of sweet relief for investors.
The stock market has taken a hit this year. Stocks slipped this week, too: The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
dropped 0.8%, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 2.1% and 2.6%, respectively.
Bond yields, however, ripped higher this week, denting the stock market. The 10-year Treasury bond’s yield rose—as its price fell—to 2.83% at Thursday’s close, a new pandemic-era high.
Here’s what investors looking to trade ahead of Easter Sunday—as well as Passover, which begins at sundown Friday—should know.
Is the Stock Market Open on Good Friday 2022?
Even though Good Friday isn’t a federal holiday or bank holiday, the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will be closed on April 15 in observance of Good Friday, as will U.S. over-the-counter markets. The U.S. bond market closed early on Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern and will remain shut. The U.S. Postal Service, on the other hand, is open today.
Will International Stock Markets Be Open on Good Friday 2022?
The London Stock Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will all be closed on Good Friday. The Euronext Paris Exchange won’t be open, either.
However, the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be open regular hours.
How Has the Stock Market Performed Around Good Friday?
From 2011 to 2021, the stock market usually climbed the trading day before Good Friday—and dropped the day after.
Dow Jones Market Data shows that during this…