Is the Stock Market Closed on Presidents’ Day 2020?

Is the Stock Market Closed on Presidents’ Day 2020?

Most Americans are being treated to a three-day weekend thanks to the Presidents’ Day holiday


Most Americans are being treated to a three-day weekend thanks to the Presidents’ Day holiday … and that includes investors.

The stock markets and bond markets will be closed on Feb. 21, 2022, in observation of Presidents’ Day. They will reopen on Tuesday following the three-day holiday weekend that commemorates the birth of America’s first president (and celebrates much more than that). That is, the holiday originally began as a way to honor Washington’s birthday – which is actually on Feb. 22 – and has since evolved to recognize Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12), and even simply honor all presidents, past and present.

In addition to being a stock market holiday, Presidents’ Day is also a federal bank holiday.

The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2021. Note that regular trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on weekdays. The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

2022 Market Holidays

Date Holiday NYSE Nasdaq Bond Markets*
Monday, Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Feb. 21 Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday Closed Closed Closed
Thursday, April 14 Maundy Thursday Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Friday, April 15 Good Friday Closed Closed Closed
Friday, May 27 Friday Before Memorial Day Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, June 20 Juneteenth National Independence Day (Observed) Closed Closed Closed
Friday, July 1 Friday Before Independence Day Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Monday, July 4 Independence Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Oct. 10 Columbus Day Open Open Closed
Friday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day Open Open Closed
Thursday, Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Day Closed Closed Closed
Friday, Nov. 25 Day After Thanksgiving Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(2 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 23 Christmas Eve (Observed) Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 26 Christmas Day (Observed) Closed Closed Closed
Friday, Dec. 30 New Year’s Eve (Observed) Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)

* This is the recommended bond market holiday schedule from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). This schedule is subject to change.

Stock Market Holiday Observations

When it comes to the stock and bond markets alike, if a holiday falls on a weekend, market closures are dictated by two rules:

  • If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will close on the preceding Friday.
  • If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will close on the subsequent Monday.

Stock and Bond Market Hours

The “core trading” stock market hours for the NYSE and Nasdaq are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. However, both exchanges offer premarket trading hours between 4 and 9:30 a.m., as well as late trading hours between 4 and 8 p.m.

Bond markets typically trade between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.





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