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
|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
|Friday, April 15||Good Friday||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Friday, May 27||Friday Before Memorial Day||Open||Open||Early close
|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
|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
|Friday, Dec. 23||Christmas Eve (Observed)||Open||Open||Early close
|Monday, Dec. 26||Christmas Day (Observed)||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Friday, Dec. 30||New Year’s Eve (Observed)||Open||Open||Early close
* 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.