(You): When do the FOREX markets open this evening? I thought they’d already be open, but we’re seeing 0 change in USDCAD?
(Guillermo): Most likely, it won??t open today because of a US holiday.
(You): I thought Xmas and New Years Day were the only universally observed FOREX holidays? What about Australia? Japan? England? They’ll open, no?
(Guillermo): you are right. however, on us banking holidays a lot of anomalies happen with USD.
(You): good point. However, it looks like OANDA just started trading, so we’re good to go.
(the): We have a banking holiday that the rest of world doesn’t recognize so its business as usual except for the yankees.
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