The stock market is not federally run, although it affects the nation and its finances greatly. However,the stock market IS open on Veterans Day (Friday, Nov. 11).
The “New York Stock Exchange,” also known as the stock market is open sporadically on holidays it seems. It is important to keep track of the stock market’s schedule if you trade in the market.
Also, NASDAQ and SIMFA (the bond market) have different schedules than the New York Stock Exchange.
Will the stock market be open on Veterans Day?
The stock market will be open on Veterans Day. You will be able to trade regularly and you will see the rise and fall of your stocks if they are in the New York Stock Exchange, but your NASDAQ and bond market investments may not be so readily available.
Will NASDAQ be open?
NASDAQ will also be open on Veterans Day. If you trade within the NASDAQ market, you can regularly trade and monitor your stocks. Bond investments may not be so easily accessed though.
Will the bond market be open?
The SIMFA market, or the bond market, will be closed on Veterans Day. If you have stock in bonds, that market will be closed on Thursday. Have no fear though, the market will be open its regular hours Wednesday and Friday for business.
Bond market closings are not enforced, but they are recommended. Any days that are listed as “closed” for the United States bond market are not necessarily closed, but they may be. It is a good idea to keep up to date on closings in the bond markets if you have money in bonds.
The stock market is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. There are also a few days where the New York Stock Exchange has altered hours.
On Black Friday, the market is only open until 1 p.m. It follows the same hours on Christmas Eve. The NASDAQ follows the same schedule as the New York Stock Exchange. Note that the early closing times are in Eastern Standard Time.
To be sure that you know when the stock market is open and closed, refer to the market’s schedule. Be sure that before a major holiday in which the market is closed that you get your urgent business done before the holiday.
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