Droves of Wall Streeters abandon their work during big World Cup games — and 2 teams are far more distracting than the others
|06/13/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Traders, like many of us, get distracted when big World Cup games come on in the middle of work.
- Trading volumes in major stock-market exchanges fell more than prior years during the 2014 World Cup especially when Germany or Brazil was playing, according to Thomson Reuters data.
- A European Central Bank study showed that trading also slowed during the 2010 World Cup.
- This year, two group-stage games kick off at 11 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET, right in the middle of the US trading day.
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