U.S. and many foreign markets are closed today in observance of Good Friday. Despite markets being closed today, there was some economic data released this morning. March housing starts and permits both fell for the month, while markets were looking for an advance higher. Both single-family and multi-family starts dropped for the month and February’s starts were revised even lower than the originally reported weakness. European markets are closed today, while Japanese shares led gains of the few Asian markets that were open.