- The stock and bond markets close on major holidays, and both have early closures on certain days.
- While stock market holidays also apply to the bond market, the bond market’s early closures differ.
- You can still initiate certain actions (e.g., deposits or withdrawals) in your brokerage account during closure.
Though all investors should check on their investments’ performance, it’s especially important to do so if you’re an active, self-directed trader. Since the markets can be full of twists and turns, you’ll want to make sure your investment strategy is working in your favor.
If there’s a stock you’re thinking of adding to your portfolio, or if you’re looking to sell an asset at a set price during a certain date, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the holidays and early closures of the major US stock exchanges so you won’t get caught off guard when those times come.
We’ve included a list of holidays that the stock market and bond market are closed, as well as a list of days each market has early closures.
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Is the stock market open on Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day?
Yes. Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq exchange are open, as well as the other US stock exchanges. These include the American Stock Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Boston Stock Exchange, Investors Exchange, NYSE Arca, NYSE Chicago, and Chicago Board Options Exchange.
The bond markets are closed this day.
What time does the stock market open?
The stock market’s regular trading hours are weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. However, the market will close as early as 1p.m. ET on the day before or after certain holidays.
Plus, you may be able to trade during pre-market hours (4 to 9:30 a.m. ET) depending on your brokerage or investment platform. The same goes for after-hours trading. This is available from 4 to 8 p.m. ET.
But the available hours may vary depending on your broker. For instance, SoFi only offers pre-market trading from 9 to 9:30 a.m. ET, but it provides extended hours trading from 4 to 8 p.m.
Stock market holidays 2022
*Note: The stock market is usually closed on News Year’s Day, but it wasn’t observed in 2022 since it fell on a Saturday and the previous day (December 31, 2022) was fraught with end-of-year business (see NYSE Rule 7.2)
Bond market holidays 2022
There are slight variations with trading hours and holidays/early closures when it comes to the bond market. The bond market was also closed on New Year’s Day this year. As for its hours, its pre-market trading hours take place from 4 to 8 a.m. ET, its regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, and its extended trading hours occur from 5 to 8 p.m. ET.
Below, we’ve also listed its holidays and early closure dates for 2022:
Can you still use your account while the stock market is closed?
Unless you’re using international stock exchanges or electric communication networks, you probably won’t be able to trade during the weekend or on holidays when the market is closed. However, you can still perform basic functions in your account.
You can check balances, monitor your portfolio’s performance, or initiate deposits or withdrawals. Keep in mind, though, that you won’t be able to place any orders until the market reopens. Plus, the rate at which fund deposits or withdrawals complete depends on your brokerage’s hours.