Stock Market Holidays

by Michael on Jan 22, 2014

Photo of Vintage Closed Sign

On Monday, I found myself wondering if the stock market was open or closed. It was MLK Day, but it’s not always closed on holidays.

After a quick check, I learned that it was closed for the holiday. And that got me to wondering about stock market holidays in general.

What follows is a rundown of stock market holiday closings in 2014. I would imagine that the list is much the same each year, with minor differences due to thing like holidays falling on the weekend.

In 2014, the US stock market (NYSE & NASDAQ) will be open every weekday except…

  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1st)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 20th)
  • President’s Day (Feb 17th)
  • Good Friday (Apr 18th)
  • Memorial Day (May 26th)
  • Independence Day (Jul 4th)
  • Labor Day (Sep 1st)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Nov 27th)
  • Christmas Day (Dec 25th)

It’s also worth noting that the standard operating hours are from 9:30AM – 4:00PM Eastern, but that US markets will close early (at 1PM) on Jul 3rd, Nov 28th (i.e., Black Friday), and Dec 24th (Christmas Eve).

The bond market follows a similar schedule, though it will also be closed on Columbus Day (October 13th) and Veteran’s Day (November 11th) and will close early (2PM) on Apr 17th, May 23rd, Nov 28th, Dec 24th, and Dec 31st.

Finally, neither the stock nor bond markets are closed on Election Day, which traditionally falls on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

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