Easter Monday

Many Markets Remain Closed for Easter Monday and Only a Few Data Released

April 5, 2021

Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most European markets are shut observing the extended Easter holiday, while China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are celebrated the Ching Ming Festival. The World Bank/IMF meetings at which Fed Chairman Powell will be speaking are running all week. The dollar has dipped 0.3% relative to the Australian dollar and sterling, […] More

Easter Monday

March 28, 2016

Markets are closed in Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Sweden, Finland, Australia, and New Zealand for Easter Monday and in South Africa for Family Day. No meaningful data have been reported out of Asia or Europe.  U.S. personal income and spending figures get released later today, as do pending home sales. The main take-away from […] More

Activity Blunted by Easter Monday Observances

April 1, 2013

Most European markets remain closed, as well as those in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand and Canada. The Tankan corporate survey compiled by the Bank of Japan showed somewhat less improvement than anticipated.  The yen is 0.5% higher, and Japanese stocks sank 2.1%.  The 10-year Japanese JGB yield firmed two basis points to 0.57%.  […] More