The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. It closes for official U.S. holidays or if there is some sort of a major disturbance. The majority of U.S. exchanges follow the NYSE’s schedule, however.
For more information on when the stock market is closed please review the below dates for 2016. You should also note when the stock market is closed early and not for the entire day.
Stock Trading Holidays: 2016
- New Year’s Day – January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 18
- Washington’s Birthday – February 15
- Good Friday – March 25
- Memorial Day – May 30
- Independence Day – July 4
- Labor Day – September 5
- Thanksgiving Day – November 24 *Please note: Stock market is closed early at 1:00 PM ET on Friday, November 25, 2016.
- Christmas Day- December 25 (Observed December 26) *Please Note: Stock market is closed early at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 26, 2016.
In addition to U.S. official holidays, the NYSE does shut down under a variety of conditions, including national emergencies and/or inclement weather. Some examples of this include power outages, hurricanes, and computer failures, which have caused the NYSE to close without warning.
When the stock market is not closed you can read our blog here at Candlestick Forum. Here you will see the Market Direction on any given day to assist you in your stock trading decisions. Just be sure to mark the holidays listed above for 2016 so that you are prepared for when the stock market is closed.
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