The year of 2010 is basically over, everyone expects trading to be rather thin the last two weeks and shift their attention to Christmas presents and having drinks with brokers and clearing banks. This has been a difficult year for most of us, with a lack of trading hurting profits of several firms.

There have been exactly three trading holidays by Euronext, and that’s exactly the same number as in the coming year. Or to be specific, next year will be worse in terms of trading holidays as there won’t be two short trading days.

The next two fridays (december 24 and 31) will be short. Trading in options will be halted at 12:55  13:55 (CET) and futures will trade until 13:00 14:00.

For the next year, there won’t be trading on :

  • Friday 22 April 2011 (Good Friday)
  • Monday 25 April 2011 (Easter Monday)
  • Monday 26 December 2011(Christmas)

Of course, certain Eurex markets will close during national holidays of some countries. Scandinavia isn’t very alive during Midsommar, so the options won’t trade neither on June 24th. Details here.  The French market seems to close early twice in December 2011, in contrast to the rest of Euronext (English and French).