Many Americans will be celebrating a much-needed four-day weekend for Thanksgiving, while others may be working as a result of the many Black Friday doorbuster deals that will be going on at retail outlets. But what about the market? Will there be trading going on the day after Thanksgiving this year?
Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday?
The stock market will be open on Black Friday this year -- for a little while, at least. Rather than normal market hours, both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will close at 1 p.m. Eastern Friday, Nov. 29. Bond markets will close early as well, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Currency markets should be open, too.
So if you're planning on doing some buying and selling before getting a head start on your holiday shopping that weekend, you've got a few hours to get your trading in the day after Thanksgiving.
Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving Day?
While markets will be open for several hours on the 29th, on actual Thanksgiving Day the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and bond markets will all be closed in celebration of the holiday. It will reopen again at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
When Is the Stock Market Closed?
After Thanksgiving weekend, the next time the markets will be closed for a holiday will be Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the markets will have the same schedule as on Black Friday: New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq open until 1 p.m., bond markets open until 2 p.m. Eastern time.
Between these holidays, the stock market will open and close at its usual hours: 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern, respectively.
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