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Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents’ Day 2017?

By , February 15th, 2017 | One Comment

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Anyone who is active in the stock market knows that it is important to know when the stock market is open and when it is closed. If you think the stock market is closed when it is actually open, missing a day can impact your stocks significantly. When a federal holiday, like Presidents’ Day, comes around it can get confusing. Presidents’ Day is on Monday, February 20 and it is a federal holiday. However, the stock market does not always close on federal holidays, it has its own holiday schedule.

When people refer to the stock market they are generally referring to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. The stock market observes most federal holidays just like banks, but not all. The NYSE and NASDAQ follow the same holiday schedule. The bond market, also referred to as SIFMA, does not follow the same schedule as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Will the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) be open on Presidents’ Day?

The stock market will be closed on Presidents’ Day. That means the market will not be opening for trading nor selling on Monday, February 20. You will, however, be able to buy, sell and trade regularly on Friday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 21. Because the holiday falls on a Monday, the stock market will be closed on Saturday and Sunday prior to the federal holiday.

Will NASDAQ be open on Presidents’ Day?

NASDAQ will be closed on Monday, February 20. Because the NYSE and the NASDAQ run on the same holiday schedule, the NASDAQ will also be closed on Presidents’ Day. However, just like the NYSE, you will be able to access services on Friday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 21.

Will the bond market be open on Presidents’ Day?

The the bond market will be closed on Presidents’ Day. The bond market, also known as the SIMFA , will be closed on Presidents’ Day. If you have any business to do with bonds, you need to get it done on Friday, Feb. 17, or make sure it can wait until Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The stock market (NYSE and NASDAQ) is closed each year in observance of the following federal 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. The stock market also closes the day before Independence Day.

Normally, the stock market closes at 5 p.m. However, there are a few days during the year where the market closes early. However, no dates around Presidents’ Day are affected in this way. It is also important to note that the NASDAQ follows the same schedule as the New York Stock Exchange. The closing times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

If you are an active trader or have holdings in the NASDAQ, NYSE or bond market, you should become aware of what days these markets are open and closed. Oftentimes, the stock market does not always follow a federal holiday schedule, the market’s schedule is slightly altered.

Photo: Flickr: Randy Lemoine

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