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Market Status Update

March 19th | 2020



The impact of COVID-19 continues elicit a wide range of responses from various financial institutions and regulators. Along with changes to circuit breakers, short sale restrictions, and in some cases relief from some rules, operational changes are also varied across the globe. We are also seeing more entities presenting their response measures in dedicated webpages, which is making the information easier to find.


  • Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange announced it will close for trading March 19, 2020 and treat it like a market holiday.

  • The Philippine Stock Exchange is resuming trading for March 19 after it halted trading for two days earlier this week.

  • The Taiwan Stock Exchange is modifying its trading hours effective March 23, 2020, to a continuous trading model with call auctions at the open and close. Previously the market’s trading hours followed the call auction method with a 5-second interval.

  • NYSE is temporarily closing its trading floors in New York and San Francisco and moving to full electronic trading on March 23, 2020. The follows CBOE and CME, which took similar actions last week.

  • The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has announced it will it will operate normally, on all fronts, including trading, clearing and trading schedules. ​

  • US Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a new web page with its COVID-19 response measures all in one place.

  • The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission also has a new web page devoted to its COVID-19 response measures.

  • FINRA has createda new web page and FAQ devoted to its COVID-19 response measures.

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