Many American workers will be celebrating a three-day weekend because Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. However, the stock market will be open for business.
Even though Veterans Day is a federal holiday, traders at the New York Stock Exchange will be working regular hours and will miss New York City's Veterans Day parade. The Nasdaq is also open regular hours, but the bond market will be closed. Currencies and commodities will also be open for trading.
In a special episode of Mad Money on Friday, Jim Cramer spoke to U.S. Air Force Academy cadets ahead of Veterans Day, advising them how to protect your financial assets and build your portfolio.
President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation from the United War Veterans Council to lead the 100th annual Veterans Day parade in New York City. The New York Post reports that President Trump will be the first president to lead New York City's Veterans Day Parade.
When is the stock market closed?
There are only two more federal holidays in 2019 on which the stock market will be fully closed: Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28) and Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec. 25). For a full list of U.S. federal holidays on which the stock market is closed, please read TheStreet's column outlining these dates.
What are the regular hours for the stock market?
Regular trading hours for the NYSE and Nasdaq are 9:30 am to 4 pm Eastern on weekdays.
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