National Day Of Mourning: U.S. Stock Markets Closed Today In Honor Of President George H. W. Bush
The New York Stock Exchange said it would lower its American flag to half-staff to and U.S. traders held a moment of silence on Monday prior to the market open. The last time U.S. markets were closed to honor a late president was on January 2, 2007 for the funeral of former President Gerald Ford.
National day of mourning: U.S. stock markets closed today in honor of President George H. W. Bush
The current president, who has had a contentious public feud with the Bush family, earlier had declared Wednesday a national day of mourning, closing federal agencies, suspending regular mail delivery and closing stock markets.
On some holidays, or days close to them, the stock markets remain open, while the bond markets stay closed or close early. Sometimes, the markets close for national days of mourning, as the NYSE did to honor the late former president of the United States, George H.W. Bush in December 2018. The NYSE may also be closed due to some unforeseen circumstances, such as technical or system failures, extraordinary market volatility and natural disasters.