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Stock Market Holidays

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.

Additional Resources

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

New Year's Day January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 2014
Presidents' Day February 17, 2014
Good Friday April 18, 2014
Memorial Day May 26, 2014
Independence Day July 4, 2014
Labor Day September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014
Christmas December 25, 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

New Year's Day January 1, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21, 2013
Presidents' Day February 18, 2013
Good Friday March 29, 2013
Memorial Day May 27, 2013
Independence Day July 4, 2013
Labor Day September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2013
Christmas December 25, 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

New Year's Day January 2, 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16, 2012
Presidents' Day February 20, 2012
Good Friday April 6, 2012
Memorial Day May 28, 2012
Independence Day July 4, 2012
Labor Day September 3, 2012
Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2012
Christmas December 25, 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 Year's Day -
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 17, 2011
Presidents' Day February 21, 2011
Good Friday April 22, 2011
Memorial Day May 30, 2011
Independence Day July 4, 2011
Labor Day September 5, 2011
Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2011
Christmas December 26, 2011 (Observed)

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

New Year's Day January 1, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18, 2010
President's Day February 15, 2010
Good Friday April 2, 2010
Memorial Day May 31, 2010
Independence Day July 5, 2010 (Observed)
Labor Day September 6, 2010
Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2010
Day after Thanksgiving Early close 1:00 p.m.
Christmas December 24, 2010 (Observed)

Special Holiday Rules

Listed below are some of the special rules that apply to holiday closings:

  • The Day after Thanksgiving is not an official holiday; however, the market has a tradition of closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • When any holiday that is observed by the stock market or stock exchange falls on a Saturday, the market will not be open for business on the preceding Friday.
  • When any holiday that is observed by the stock market or stock exchange falls on a Sunday, the market will not be open for business on the following Monday.

Some holidays fall on different days, depending on the calendar year, including:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January
  • President's Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May

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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