Those who trade stocks know it is important to stay on top of the stock market holiday schedule. Because the market doesn’t follow the federal holiday schedule, it can get confusing. It is common knowledge that the stock market is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day but is the stock market open Veterans Day?
Will the Stock Market Be Open Veterans Day?
The stock market will be closed on Veterans Day. It should be known that the stock market does not usually recognize Veterans Day. However, because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, the stock market will be closed. Business will be conducted as usual on Friday, November 9 and reopen at its usual time on Monday, November 12.
Will NASDAQ Be Open?
NASDAQ will also be closed on Veterans Day. If you trade on the NASDAQ market, you will not be able to do any trading on Sunday, November 11, just like any other Sunday.
Will the Bond Market Be Open?
The SIMFA market, or the bond market, will also be closed on Veterans Day. Anyone who has stock in bonds won’t be disturbed by the Veterans Day holiday.
Stock Market Holidays
Every year, 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 closes at 1 p.m. EST and follows the same hours on Christmas Eve. Generally, the NASDAQ follows the same schedule as the New York Stock Exchange. However, the bond market hours may vary.
It is important to stay on top of the stock market holiday schedule and know when the market will be open or closed. Before any major holiday, check the schedule and get any urgent business out of the way.