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Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve?

Kyle Woodley, Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com

The stock market is open for regular trading on New Year's Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. However, the bond market closes early, at 2 p.m. ET. New Year's Day is a stock market holiday. The bond market is also closed on Wednesday.

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.)

Market 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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