SIFMA Market Close Recommendation for the Spring Equinox in Japan

Release Date: March 12, 2012 
Contact: Liz Pierce, (212) 313-1173,    

SIFMA Recommends Full Market Close on March 20 for Trading of US Dollar-Denominated Fixed-Income Securities in Japan in Observance of the Spring Equinox  

New York, N.Y., March 12, 2012 — SIFMA has confirmed its previous recommendation for a full market close on Tuesday, March 20 for the trading of US dollar-denominated fixed-income securities in Japan in observance of the Spring Equinox Holiday. 

This recommendation applies to trading of US dollar-denominated government securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, over-the-counter investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, municipal bonds and secondary money market trading in bankers’ acceptances, commercial paper and Yankee and Euro certificates of deposit. 
SIFMA’s recommended full market closes are recommendations only; each member firm should decide for itself whether its fixed-income departments remain open for trading.  All SIFMA recommendations are subject to change due to market conditions.

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The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers.  SIFMA's mission is to develop policies and practices which strengthen financial markets and which encourage capital availability, job creation and economic growth while building trust and confidence in the financial industry.  SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA).  For more information, visit . 


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