It is important that investors understand the hours and holidays of the stock market, which is an integral part of the economy. Generally, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time from Monday through Friday. The market is, however, closed on some holidays.
A list of stock market holidays for 2023 is provided below:
|2023 NYSE Holidays||Dates|
|New Year’s Day||January 2, 2023|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||January 16, 2023|
|Washington’s Birthday||February 20, 2023|
|Good Friday||April 7, 2023|
|Memorial Day||May 29, 2023|
|Juneteenth National Independence Day||June 19, 2023|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2023|
|Labor Day||September 4, 2023|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 23, 2023|
|Christmas||December 25, 2023|
On the following days, markets will shut at 1:00 PM Eastern: Partial Holidays on the NYSE (1:00 p.m. Eastern Close)
|NYSE Partial Holidays (1:00 p.m. Eastern Close)||2023|
|The day before Independence Day||July 3, 2023|
|The Day Following Thanksgiving||November 24, 2023|
It’s important to note that while the NYSE is closed on these holidays, other markets, such as the NASDAQ, may remain open. Additionally, electronic trading may still occur while the markets may be closed.
Investors should also be aware that the stock market may be affected by natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other unforeseen circumstances. In these cases, the NYSE may choose to close early or remain closed for an extended period.
It is always a good idea to check the NYSE website or consult a financial advisor for the most up-to-date information on market hours and holidays.
Understanding the hours and holidays of the stock market can help investors make informed decisions about when to buy and sell shares. It is essential to be aware of the scheduled holidays and be prepared for unexpected closures or changes in trading hours.