Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday in 2023?

The stock market will be open on Black Friday this year, but be sure to watch the clock because it closes early.

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Is the stock market open on Black Friday in 2023? The answer to this question is yes. The stock market will be open Friday, November 24, for the annual shopping event. 

However, investors will need to watch the clock closely. This is because the stock market will not be open for regular trading hours, which run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Eastern time Monday through Friday. Rather, both the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will close early, at 1 pm Eastern time, on Black Friday.

Bond traders will have to stick around just a little longer on Friday, November 24, with the bond markets open until 2 pm that day. 

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The stock market has been relatively quiet this Thanksgiving week, though it is still on track to close November out with impressive gains. As of this writing, the Nasdaq Composite is up 10.6% for the month-to-date, while the S&P 500 is 8.2% higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has added 6.1%.

If history is any guide, stocks could continue this momentum into year's end. According to Yardeni Research, the S&P 500 has finished December higher 69 times since 1928 – the most of any month. The index has averaged a 1.3% gain in December over that time frame, coming in third behind April (+1.4%) and July (1.7%) as the strongest month for stocks.

As for Black Friday, the early dismissal will give investors a chance to scoop up some of the hottest shopping deals of the holiday season. While many stores started early sales this year – including Target, Walmart and Costco – there are still plenty of deals to be found. And while in recent years, many shops have adjusted their store hours, plenty of spots such as Best Buy and Macy's still offer early Black Friday shopping hours.

Regardless of when and where you do your holiday shopping, make sure to familiarize yourself with these tips for scoring the best Black Friday deals.

Are banks open on Black Friday? The answer to that question is yes. While banks will be closed Thursday, November 23, for Thanksgiving, Black Friday is not a bank holiday in 2023, and so banks will be open.

Below, we feature a full schedule of all stock market holidays and bond market holidays for 2023. 

 2023 Market Holidays

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DateHolidayNYSENasdaqBond Markets*
Monday, Jan. 2New Year's Day (Observed)ClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Jan. 16Martin Luther King, Jr. DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Feb. 20Presidents' Day/Washington's BirthdayClosedClosedClosed
Thursday, April 6Maundy ThursdayOpenOpenEarly close (2 p.m.)
Friday, April 7Good FridayClosedClosedClosed
Friday, May 26Friday Before Memorial DayOpenOpenEarly close (2 p.m.)
Monday, May 29Memorial DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, June 19Juneteenth National Independence Day ClosedClosedClosed
Monday, July 3Monday Before Independence DayEarly close (1 p.m.)Early close (1 p.m.)Early close (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 4Independence DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Sept. 4Labor DayClosedClosedClosed
Monday, Oct. 9Columbus DayOpenOpenClosed
Friday, Nov. 10Veterans Day (Observed)OpenOpenOpen
Thursday, Nov. 23Thanksgiving DayClosedClosedClosed
Friday, Nov. 24Day After ThanksgivingEarly close (1 p.m.)Early close (1 p.m.)Early close (2 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 25Christmas DayClosedClosedClosed

* Data is provided by the NYSE and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). This schedule is subject to change.

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Karee Venema
Contributing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is an investing editor and options expert at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.