It’s Columbus Day, a federal vacation however a buying and selling day for shares. Expect some lighter quantity and maybe continued volatility.
On Friday, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
was essentially flat at 34,746.25 factors. Though U.S. equities have bounced up and down in latest weeks, the S&P 500 is off solely 3.2% from its Sept. 2 report. The Dow, in the meantime, is 2.5% off its Aug. 16 report shut.
Columbus Day, which was made a federal vacation in 1937, is noticed on the second Monday of October. In latest years, critics have tied Columbus Day to atrocities dedicated towards indigenous folks. Some U.S. cities have renamed the vacation Indigenous People’s Day.
“We must never forget the centuries-long campaign of violence, displacement, assimilation, and terror wrought upon Native communities and Tribal Nations throughout our country,” the president mentioned. “Today, we acknowledge the significant sacrifices made by Native peoples to this country—and recognize their many ongoing contributions to our Nation.”
Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2021?
The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will each open on Monday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The similar is true for U.S. over-the-counter markets. U.S. bond markets and most banks are closed for the federal vacation.
What About International Markets?
The Toronto Stock Exchange can also be closed on Monday for Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Other worldwide markets are open, together with the London Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Hong Kong inventory alternate, and Tokyo Stock Exchange.
How Have Stocks Performed Historically on Columbus Day?
Dating again to 1991, the S&P 500 index has averaged a achieve of 0.7% on Columbus Day, in comparison with the index’s every day common of 0.04%, in accordance with Dow Jones Market Data. The S&P 500 has averaged an absolute transfer—which means up or down—of 1% on Columbus Days, in comparison with a every day common of 0.8% in any course.
That mentioned, U.S. equities have seen decrease quantity. Since 2008, the common Columbus Day quantity on the New York Stock Exchange is 3.46 billion shares traded, in comparison with 4.12 billion shares on a mean day since 2008.
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