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Old 10 April 2009, 03:48 PM
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Icon18 Why the stock exchange is closed on Good Friday

Comment: Rumor that the New York Stock Exchange is closed on Good Friday,
not for religious reasons, but for an incident that occurred in 1923 when
a horse drawn carriage pulled up to the front of J.P. Morgan & Company in
New York City, and a bomb exploded, killing many people. The Exchange has
been closed on Good Friday ever since. It has come to be known as Black
Friday. Is that rumpor true?
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Old 10 April 2009, 05:10 PM
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Nope. The bombing occurred 16 September of 1920; Good Friday 1923 would have been 30 March, and nothing special happened that day (according to wiki)
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Maybe they should open it on Easter Sunday this year, in hopes that it will rise again?
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Most likely, it was to give everyone a day off for Easter. Since the exchange is closed on Easter anyway (it's always a Sunday), they picked Good Friday.

It's proof that the Jews don't run Wall Street -- the Exchange is closed on Good Friday, but open on Yom Kippur.
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