Stock Market Holidays 2023: Will Wall Street Close For Veterans Day?




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The stock market jumped back into a confirmed uptrend to start November, bolstered by a pause on Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and the recent  jobs report and economic data.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up nearly 3% in 2023, despite pulling back from early August highs. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 gained about 13.5% so far this year while the Nasdaq Composite Index rallied almost 29%.

The stock market will remain open on Friday ahead of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, as will the bond markets. The next full market holiday won’t take place until Thanksgiving. Take a quick look down the list of other holidays remaining in the year, as the stock market heads for the all-important holiday season.

What Are Stock Market Holidays?

A so-called market holiday is any nonweekend day when the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, or bond markets close for the day. Usually, that holiday is something like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

On some holidays, or days close to them, the stock markets remain open, while the bond markets stay closed or close early. Sometimes, the markets close for national days of mourning, as the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq did to honor the late president George H.W. Bush in 2018.

If a given holiday happens to take place on Saturday, the Friday before it typically becomes a stock market holiday. Similarly, markets typically close on the following Monday if the holiday lands on a Sunday.

Regular hours for the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq go from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET from Monday to Friday. The markets are closed over the weekends.

Full Stock Market Holidays 2023

The following are the stock market holidays in 2023 when the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets are all fully closed:

  • Monday, Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 20 — Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, April 7 — Good Friday
  • Monday, May 29 — Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19 — Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, July 4 — Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 4 — Labor Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Dec. 25 — Christmas Day

Below, we run down the partial market closures for 2023.

Is The Stock Market Open On New Year’s Day 2023?

New Year’s Day 2023 falls on a Sunday. The stock market will close on Monday, Jan. 2 to observe the holiday.

Is The Stock Market Open The Thursday Before Good Friday?

The stock market holds regular hours on April 6, the date on which Maundy Thursday falls in 2023. Bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

Is The Stock Market Open The Friday Before Memorial Day?

The stock market is open on the Friday before Memorial Day. But the bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

Is The Stock Market Open On July 3?

U.S. stock markets will be open on July 3, but will close early, at 1 p.m. ET. Bond markets will shut down at 2 p.m.

Is The Stock Market Open On Columbus Day?

Yes. The NYSE and the Nasdaq are open on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, which in 2023 lands on Monday, Oct. 9.

As for the bond markets? Closed that day.

Is The Stock Market Open On Veterans Day?

The bond markets will remain open on Friday, Nov. 10 ahead of the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 11, along with the NYSE and Nasdaq. Bond traders had the day off in 2022. Next year, the bond markets will be closed again for Veterans Day, according  Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommendations.

… And Black Friday?

The stock markets close early, at 1 p.m. ET, on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday in 2022 lands on Nov. 24. The bond markets close early, at 2 p.m.

… The Day Before Christmas Eve?

Dec. 23 takes place on Sunday in 2023. Therefore, the markets will be closed.

Is The Stock Market Open New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday in 2023.

For 2023, the bond markets will close early at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29.

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