Good Friday

Bad Vibrations

April 14, 2017

Most markets around the world are closed for Good Friday.  Share prices in those few open markets are lower, with declines of 1.4% in Russia, 0.9% in China, 0.8% in Pakistan, 0.6% in South Korea, 1.1% in Taiwan, and 0.4% in Malaysia, Japan, and Vietnam. Dangerous geopolitics has maintained a sour mood. Russian officials now […] More

Good Friday and a U.S. Jobs Report

April 6, 2012

Good Friday is one of the three business days of the year with the most market closures.  The range of closures today includes The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada.  In the United States, the Labor Department will report March job […] More

Most Markets Shut for Good Friday

April 22, 2011

With very few markets trading, overnight price movements were very minimal. The dollar has risen 0.2% against the yen and yuan and by 0.1% against the Canadian dollar.  The U.S. currency is unchanged versus the Australian dollar and sterling and down 0.1% against the euro, Swissy, and kiwi. Gold set yet another all-time high of […] More