Sorry, folks, no early three-day weekend for (most of) you.
[ibd-display-video id=2881825 width=50 float=left autostart=true] The Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange are both closed on Christmas Day. Since that falls on Monday this year, the markets are open for a full session on Friday. (That's a different story next year, when Christmas falls on a Tuesday and trading ends early the day before.)
But the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends that fixed-income markets close early at 2 p.m. Eastern on Friday.
Futures and options traders, take a look at CME Group's holiday calendar for scheduling changes between Dec. 22 and Dec. 26.
Next holiday on tap? New Year's Day, of course. For the latest action, see what's going on in the stock market today .
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