We live in a global economy; however, some of the largest stock markets in the world are located in the United States, and they do follow an American holiday schedule. There are currently nine holidays on which these stock markets are closed, as well as special rules that often indicate the early close of these exchanges.
Stock Exchange Schedules
A more complete listing of international stock market holidays can be found in our article dedicated to stock exchanges, which contains links to the largest markets in the world, including their individual holiday schedules.
All of the major American exchanges, including the NYSE Euronext, and the NASDAQ, follow these same holiday schedules. Listed below are the calendars for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014:
Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2014
Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Thursday, July 3, 2014, Friday, November 28, 2014, and Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2013
Stock markets will close early (1:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Friday, November 29, 2013, and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.
Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2012
Stock markets will close early on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, Friday, November 23, 2012, and Monday, December 24, 2012.
Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2011
New Years' Day (January 1, 2011) falls on a Saturday. The rules of the exchange state that when a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed, unless the Friday is the end of a monthly or annual accounting period. Friday, December 31, 2010 is the end of both a monthly and annual accounting period. The exchanges will be open that day as well as the following Monday.
Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2010
Special Holiday Rules
Listed below are some of the special rules that apply to holiday closings:
Some holidays fall on different days, depending on the calendar year, including:
Stock Market Hours of Operation
The regular trading hours of the stock market are 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The after-hour sessions run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the NASDAQ and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the NYSE Euronext.
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