SIFMA Recommends an Early Market Close on May 26 and a Full Market Close on May 29 in the U.S. in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

New York, N.Y., May 17, 2023SIFMA has confirmed its previous recommendation for an early market close at 2:00 p.m., ET, on Friday, May 26, and a full market close on Monday, May 29 for the trading of U.S. dollar-denominated fixed income securities in the United States in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

These recommendations apply to trading of U.S. 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.

The early close will not affect the closing time for settlements.

SIFMA’s 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 conditions.

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