Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?
If you want to trade on the stock market this Veterans Day, you can. Just don't try to trade bonds, or go to the bank or post office.
The stock market is indeed open on Wednesday, Nov. 11, which is when Veterans Day is observed in the U.S.
But it's pretty much alone.
The post office, most banks and many schools will be closed for Veterans Day, as will many private businesses. In fact, the bond markets are closed on Wednesday, too.
Stocks, however, will trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market at their usual hours for Veterans Day.
The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2020.
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|
Stock Market Holiday Observations
When it comes to the stock and bond markets alike, if 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.
The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.