On what days are the American stock exchanges closed?

By Albert Phung AAA
A:

Similar to most businesses, the major stock markets in North America are open for trading on normal business days only (Monday to Friday, not on holidays). In terms of holidays, both the NYSE and the Nasdaq have very similar schedules to that of the federal government's holiday schedule with a few exceptions:

-Neither the Nasdaq nor NYSE is closed on Veterans' day and Columbus Day (or a day in lieu of it).
-Unlike government offices, the Nasdaq and NYSE are closed on Good Friday.

Therefore, these exchanges are closed for trading on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Presidents' Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

For the complete lists of the specific days when the NYSE and Nasdaq are closed, see the NYSE Group holiday and hours page and the Nasdaq trading schedule.

For all investors and traders with positions in foreign stocks, keep in mind that not all countries have the same holidays and foreign stocks may continue to trade on days that the U.S. markets are closed and vice versa.

For example, since Canadian Thanksgiving day is a different day compared to the American Thanksgiving (the second Monday in October compared to the fourth Thursday in November), all Canadian listed stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) would not be trading on Canadian Thanksgiving, but would continue trading on American Thanksgiving.

For more information on stock exchanges, see Getting to Know Stock Exchanges.

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