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. What makes things a bit more confusing is that the NASDAQ and SIMFA (the bond market) have different schedules than the New York Stock Exchange.
The stock market is not federally run, although it affects the nation and its finances greatly. However, the stock market IS NOT open on Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 23).
Is the stock market open on Thanksgiving?
The stock market will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. You will not be able to trade regularly, nor will you be able to see the rise and fall of your stocks if they are on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Your NASDAQ and bond market investments may not be so readily available either.
Will NASDAQ be open?
NASDAQ will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. If you trade within the NASDAQ market, you will be unable to trade and monitor your stocks on Thanksgiving Day. Bonds may not be available to see any change in either.
Will the bond market be open?
The SIMFA market, or the bond market, will be closed on Thanksgiving 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. The bond market will also open at regular hours on Black Friday, but it will close at 1 p.m. – as will the stock markets. If you have a piece of business that needs to be taken care of, it should be taken care of before the close of the market on Wednesday or you should make sure you can wait until Friday to do said 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. If you’re wondering about other major operating hours are, check out these articles:
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- Walmart Thanksgiving Hours
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- Is Target Open on Thanksgiving?
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