What days does the stock market close early?


Quick Answer

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market, which are the two exchanges that are most often considered the stock market, both close early every year on November 27th and Christmas Eve Day, according to The Street. On each of these days, the markets have closed at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Full Answer

The following is the complete list of market holidays in which both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market are closed or close early, according to The Street. These market holidays are recurring year after year, but it is possible that the stock market could completely close or close early on a day other than those listed below.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 3 (the day before Independence Day)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

The United States bond market, otherwise known as SIFMA, has a similar schedule to the stock markets. However, unlike the strict schedule of the stock market, the bond market does not have regulated days off, and the off days are merely suggestions by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

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