Black Friday trading on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday trading on Thanksgiving Day

Markets will pause on Thanksgiving Day after three days of up and down trading.

The U.S. equity markets won't be closed at the end of the day.

There will be no trading in bonds because of the U.S. Treasury markets being closed.

Stock futures will trade on an abbreviated schedule. The focus will be on retailers as shoppers hit stores on Friday, as they will be the main focus of trading in energy and metals until 2: 30 p.m.

Markets will be on an abbreviated schedule.

CME Energy and metals futures will end at 1: 45 p.m. THANKSGIVING HISTORY: Following Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday. Holiday shoppers are encouraged to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

Markets traded on a normal schedule on Wednesday and sent traders into the break with gains.

All three major U.S. averages went up on Wednesday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's October meeting showed that policymakers are anticipating a slowing of future rate hikes.

Consumer discretionary names led the gains, while energy lagged after oil fell 3.7% to $77.94 per barrel.