NYSE 2013 Stock Market Holidays

NYSE Holidays 2013 and 2014 schedules.

The regular operating hours for the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

The major U.S. stock exchanges follow the same holiday schedules.

 

Stock Market Holidays

2013

2014

New Year’s Day

January 1

January 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21

January 20

Washington’s Birthday/ Presidents’ Day

February 18

February 17

Good Friday

March 29

April 18

Memorial Day

May 27

May 26

Independence Day

July 4

July 4

Labor Day

September 2

September 1

Thanksgiving Day

November 28

November 27

Christmas Day

December 25

December 25

 

Special Stock Market Holiday Rules

 

There are a few special rules that apply to stock market holidays:

  • While the day after Thanksgiving (Friday) and the day before Christmas are not official holidays, the stock markets have a tradition of closing at 1:00 p.m. EST.
  • When any stock market holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will be closed on the previous day (Friday), unless the Friday is the end of a monthly or yearly accounting period.
  • When any stock market holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will be closed the next day (Monday).
  • Some market holidays are observed on different dates each year:
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is always observed on the third Monday in January.
  • Presidents’ Day is always observed on the third Monday in February.
  • Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May.

What Could Close the Stock Markets Unexpectedly?

While the stock market closes for certain holidays, it occasionally closes for other extraordinary events, such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and war.

The Internet and computerized trading has created a level playing field for investors. It has also opened the door to a whole new set of issues, as a stock market can also close as a result of computer and power failures. The stock markets also select a day of mourning and close whenever a U.S. President dies.