The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is empty of traders,on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. All major U.S. stock and options exchanges will remain closed Monday with Hurricane Sandy nearing landfall on the East Coast. Trading has rarely stopped for weather. A blizzard led to a late start and an early close on Jan. 8, 1996, according to the exchange's parent company, NYSE Euronext. The NYSE also shut down on Sept. 27, 1985, for Hurricane Gloria. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Photo by: Richard Drew

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is empty of traders,on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. All major U.S. stock and options exchanges will remain closed Monday with Hurricane Sandy nearing landfall on the East Coast. Trading has rarely stopped for weather. A blizzard led to a late start and an early close on Jan. 8, 1996, according to the exchange's parent company, NYSE Euronext. The NYSE also shut down on Sept. 27, 1985, for Hurricane Gloria. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)