December 3, 2018 / 4:12 PM / 11 days ago

FACTBOX-U.S. event, market closures for funeral of former President Bush

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order to close the federal government on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in a day of mourning for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at the age of 94.

Several financial exchanges have also announced that their markets will be closed on Wednesday. Below is a list of scheduled market closures for that day.

STOCKS

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed.

BONDS

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommended on Saturday that fixed-income cash markets close.

U.S. FINANCIAL FUTURES/OPTIONS

CME Group announced on Sunday that U.S.-based equity and interest rate futures and options products would be closed for trading.

ENERGY AND COMMODITY MARKETS

CME will operate a regular schedule.

FOREX

Forex markets are expected to open on Wednesday, given that trading in currency markets is not restricted to any one central venue but is conducted around the world. However, trading conditions could be illiquid, analysts said. (Reporting by April Joyner; Additional reporting by David Gaffen, Richard Leong and Saqib Iqbal Ahmed Editing by Susan Thomas)

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