Release Date: February 4,
Contact: Liz Pierce, (212)
SIFMA Recommends Full Market Close on February 11 for
Trading of US Dollar- Denominated Fixed-Income Securities in Japan in
Observance of the National Foundation Day Holiday
New York, N.Y., February 4,
2013 — SIFMA
has confirmed its previous recommendation for a full market close on Monday,
February 11 for the trading of US dollar-denominated fixed-income securities in
Japan in observance of the National Foundation Day Holiday.
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.
recommended early and 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
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