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Is the Stock Market Closed on Presidents Day?

Kyle Woodley, Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com
Both stock traders and bond traders have the day off on Monday to celebrate the birthday of George Washington.

Neither the stock market nor the bond market is open for trading on Presidents Day, which in 2019 falls on Feb. 18. The stock and bond markets will re-open on Tuesday, following the three-day holiday weekend that commemorates the birth of America's first president. The federal holiday falls on the third Monday in February. Presidents Day is also a federal bank holiday.

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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