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Thanksgiving Week and the stock market

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Following three days of up and down trading, markets will pause on Thanksgiving Day.

There will be no trading in stocks as U.S. equity markets will be closed.

U.S. Treasury markets will also be closed, so no trading in bonds.

Stock futures will trade on an abbreviated schedule. They will trade until 1 p.m. ET.

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Trading in energy and metals will trade until 2:30 p.m.ET.

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BLACK FRIDAY

Trading action will resume on Friday, where the focus will largely be on retailers as shoppers hit the stores.

Markets will be on an abbreviated schedule.

Equites will trade until 1 p.m. ET.

Bond markets will close early at 2 p.m. ET.

CME Energy and metals futures early halt at 1:45 p.m. ET.

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Following Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday. It encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

Markets traded on a normal schedule on Wednesday and sent traders into the break with gains.

All three of the major U.S. averages rose on Wednesday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s October meeting showed policymakers foresee a slowing of future rate hikes.

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Consumer discretionary names led the gains while energy lagged after oil fell 3.7% to $77.94 per barrel.