Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July?
Independence Day falls on a Saturday in 2020. As a result, the bond and stock markets are closed for a long holiday weekend. Here's a look at the markets' holiday hours.
Traders will enjoy a long holiday weekend away from their desks. That's because the stock market is closed Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day; the fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year.
Bond traders not only get all of Friday off, but the bond markets will shut down early on Thursday, July 2, closing up shop at 2 p.m.
Regular trading hours for both the stock market and the bond market resume on Monday, July 6.
The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2020. 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.
2020 Market Holidays
|Wednesday, Jan. 1||New Year's Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Monday, Jan. 20||Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Monday, Feb. 17||Presidents' Day/Washington's Birthday||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Thursday, April 9||Maundy Thursday||Open||Open||Early close|
|Friday, April 10||Good Friday||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Friday, May 22||Friday Before Memorial Day||Open||Open||Early close|
|Monday, May 25||Memorial Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Thursday, July 2||Day Before Independence Day||Open||Open||Early close|
|Friday, July 3||Independence Day (Observed)||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Monday, Sept. 7||Labor Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Monday, Oct. 12||Columbus Day||Open||Open||Closed|
|Wednesday, Nov. 11||Veterans Day||Open||Open||Closed|
|Thursday, Nov. 26||Thanksgiving Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Friday, Nov. 27||Day After Thanksgiving||Early close|
|Thursday, Dec. 24||Christmas Eve||Early close|
|Friday, Dec. 25||Christmas Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Thursday, Dec. 31||New Year's Eve||Open||Open||Early close|
|Friday, Jan. 1, 2021||New Year's Day||Closed||Closed||Closed|
Market 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.
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.