US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin pours cold water on the idea of closing markets

There was a spate of calls for markets to close when stock were being hammered in previous weeks.

But those calls dissipated as markets continued to function despite the challenges.
Mnuchin now:
  • we’ll do all we can to ensure markets stay open
  • its not our preference to limit market trading hours
  • our preference is to maintain normal market operations