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Is the Stock Market Closed for President Bush's Funeral?

the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance
The stock market will close on Dec. 5 in honor of the former president. Bond markets will also close.

In recognition of the national day of mourning following the death of former President George H. W. Bush, who died at the age of 94, the stock market will be closed on Wednesday. The bond market will also be closed on Dec. 5, the day Bush's funeral service will be held in Washington, D.C. Regular stock and bond trading will resume on Thursday.

The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2018. 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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2018 Market Holidays

DateHolidayNYSENasdaqBond Markets
Jan. 1 New Year's Day Closed Closed Closed
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed Closed Closed
Feb. 19 Presidents Day/Washington's Birthday Closed Closed Closed
March 29 Maundy Thursday Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
March 30 Good Friday Closed Closed Closed
May 25 Friday Before Memorial Day Open Open Early close
(2 p.m.)
May 28 Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed
July 3 Day Before Independence Day Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(2 p.m.)
July 4 Independence Day Closed Closed Closed
Sept. 3 Labor Day Closed Closed Closed
Oct. 8 Columbus Day Open Open Closed
Nov. 12 Veterans Day (Observed) Open Open Closed
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day Closed Closed Closed
Nov. 23 Day After Thanksgiving Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early Close
(2 p.m.)
Dec. 5 President Bush Funeral Closed Closed Closed
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early close
(1 p.m.)
Early Close
(2 p.m.)
Dec. 25 Christmas Day Closed Closed Closed
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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