The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) follows a schedule of trading days, hours, and sessions. Most U.S. exchanges stick to this same schedule. It's different from bank and postal holidays, such as in the case of the Good Friday trading holiday. MarketTradingToday.com is a convenient site that will let you know instantly if the market is trading that day or observing a holiday schedule. You can also print a Stock Market Holidays closing schedule. Or, view the regular trading session schedule hours for the NASDAQ stock market trading sessions. This information is helpful whether you're trading stocks yourself or just doing business with someone who observes the NYSE trading hours.
Because emergencies, national disasters, technology failures, and other factors can lead to unexpected closing of the markets, be sure to use additional resources to determine market status if your trading needs are urgent.
In 2018, the official NYSE holidays are: Jan. 1, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 30, May. 28, Jul. 4, Sep. 3, Nov. 22, and Dec. 25. Typically, trading hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The market closes early on July 3, November 23 and December 24, at 1 p.m. EST (or 1:15 for eligible options). Also, be aware that the open hours for NYSE Arca Equities may vary because of extended trading days. In the past, the NYSE has closed in times of emergency or celebration, or due to technical issues and power outages.
Here's a complete list of NYSE holidays and the corresponding dates in 2018 when the stock market will be closed and thus no trading will take place:
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