January 2, 2007
proclaimed a National Day of Mourning for former President Ford
It's a federal holiday.
Post offices are closed. No mail delivery!
No Social Security cards being issued.
No federal courthouse open.
The stock markets are also closed. NYSE. NASDAQ. AMEX.
tradition of closing for presidential funerals started in 1885 when Grant died. But NYSE did trade on a shortened schedule in 1964 when Hoover had his funeral...
The last time Wall Street was closed this long (four straight days including the weekend) was following 9/11, when there was no trading for six days including a weekend.