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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

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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