Shortened first day

Posted by R. Berg on March 26, 2003

In Reply to: What is a shortened first day posted by kknd on March 26, 2003

: In a shortened first day of trading Monday after an extended New Year's break, stocks in Tokyo put on more than 1.5 percent

: thank you!

There are two separate concepts here, "shortened" and "first day." Monday was the FIRST DAY the stock market was open after being closed for several days. That day of trading was SHORTENED because the market opened late or closed early.