NYSE, Nasdaq Stock Markets Will Close Wednesday In Honor Of George H.W. Bush

U.S. stock markets will close Wednesday, Dec. 5, to honor former President George H. W. Bush, who died Friday night at age 94. So will other U.S. financial markets.

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The White House said President Donald Trump will declare Wednesday a day of mourning for the late president.

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and CME will hold a minute of silence Monday morning. The NYSE will close for all of Wednesday. So will the Nasdaq. CME Group will close U.S. equity-based equity markets as well

The bond market will be closed, per the recommendation of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

Traditionally, the NYSE and Nasdaq stock markets close for the funeral of a former president. The last such U.S. stock market closure was Jan. 2, 2007, for the funeral of former president Gerald Ford. Previous stock market closures were in 2004 for Ronald Reagan and 1994 for Richard Nixon.

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