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Does the Stock Market Close Early for the Fourth of July?

Kyle Woodley, Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com
The stocks market is closed on Independence Day, and trading ends early on July 3. The bond market also closes early ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

If you're thinking about trading stocks on Independence Day, think again. The stock market is closed on Thursday, July 4, as is the bond market. On Wednesday, July 3, the day before the Fourth of July holiday, the stock market closes early at 1 p.m. ET, while the bond market closes early at 2 p.m. Regular trading hours for both the stock market and the bond market resume on Friday, July 5, the day after Independence Day.

The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2019. 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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2019 Market Holidays

DateHolidayNYSENasdaqBond Markets
Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Feb. 18 Presidents' Day/Washington's Birthday Closed Closed Closed
Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Friday, April 19 Good Friday Closed Closed Closed
Friday, May 24 Friday Before Memorial Day Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed
Wednesday, July 3 Day Before Independence Day Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(2 p.m.)
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Sept. 2 Labor Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Oct. 14 Columbus Day Open Open Closed
Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day Open Open Closed
Thursday, Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day Closed Closed Closed
Friday, Nov. 29 Day After Thanksgiving Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early Close
(2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early Close
(2 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Open Open Early 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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