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2018 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays

Is the market open today? Here's a look at what holidays the stock markets and bond markets take off in 2018.

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The following is a schedule of stock market and bond market holidays for 2018. Please 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.

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2018 Market Holidays

DateHolidayNYSENasdaqBond Markets
Jan. 1New Year's DayClosedClosedClosed
Jan. 15Martin Luther King Jr. DayClosedClosedClosed
Feb. 19 Presidents Day/Washington's BirthdayClosedClosedClosed
March 29Maundy ThursdayOpenOpenEarly close
(2 p.m.)
March 30Good FridayClosedClosedClosed
May 25Friday Before Memorial DayOpenOpenEarly close
(2 p.m.)
May 28Memorial DayClosed Closed Closed
July 3Day Before Independence DayEarly close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(2 p.m.)
July 4Independence DayClosedClosedClosed
Sept. 3Labor DayClosedClosedClosed
Oct. 8Columbus DayOpenOpenClosed
Nov. 12Veterans Day (Observed)OpenOpenClosed
Nov. 22Thanksgiving DayClosedClosedClosed
Nov. 23Day After ThanksgivingEarly close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early Close
(2 p.m.)
Dec. 5President Bush FuneralClosedClosedClosed
Dec. 24Christmas EveEarly close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early Close
(2 p.m.)
Dec. 25Christmas DayClosedClosedClosed
Dec. 31New Year's EveOpenOpenEarly Close
(2 p.m.)

Holiday observations

When 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.

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