Several reasons play a role in when and why the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) might temporarily close its markets, but the primary “culprit” behind the closings is national holidays. There are 10 main holidays on which NYSE closes its doors, and the American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq also follow these stock market holidays. If you’re interested in investing but not sure where to begin, consider working with a financial advisor. A financial advisor can offer guidance on the ins and outs of the stock market and even manage your assets for you.
What Is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)?
Located in New York City and owned by the Intercontinental Exchange, NYSE operates as the largest stock exchange in the world. In fact, the company had an estimated equity market capitalization of more than $46 trillion in September 2022, according to Sibilis Research.
The company is normally open for trading from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET from Monday through Friday, but its hours can vary depending on the day. Whether you’re an experienced investor or a beginner still learning about the stock market, it’s useful to know which days the stock market will be closed. The stock market is only closed on specific holidays, which we will look at for 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Stock Market Holidays for 2022
New Year’s Day: No holiday observed in 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17
President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday): Monday, February 21
Good Friday: Friday, April 15
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed June 19 date)
Independence Day: Monday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, September 5
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24
Christmas Day: Monday, December 26 (Observed for December 25)
Each market also closes early at 1:00 p.m., and Crossing Session orders are accepted from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., on the day after Thanksgiving each year.
Stock Market Holidays for 2023
New Years Day: Monday, January 2 (Observed for January 1)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 16
President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday): Monday, February 20
Good Friday: Friday, April 7
Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 19
Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25
Stock Market Holidays for 2024
New Years Day: Monday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15
President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday): Monday, February 19
Good Friday: Friday, March 29
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
Juneteenth National Independence Day: Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day: Thursday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25
The Bottom Line
Stock market holidays are the same for all major U.S. stock exchanges. In many cases, the stock exchange will even list those dates for both the current year and forthcoming years so that we can plan accordingly. The dates, while similar, vary on specific date or day of the week across the year so it’s important to pay close attention to each year’s holidays so you know when the stock market will be closed.
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