Not including premarket, or after-hours, the market is only open for 32.5 hours a week. The current hours the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Unlike the forex market, The U.S. Stock Market are closed on certain Holiday's. Typically if the Bank or Post Office Is Closed, There is a Good Chance The Stock Market is closed As well.
In 2019, there are 9 Holiday's that the Stock Market is Closed.
|New Year's Day||Tuesday, Jan. 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, Jan. 21|
|Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day||Monday, Feb. 18|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 19|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27|
|Independence Day1||Thursday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, Sept. 2|
|Thanksgiving Day2||Thursday, Nov. 28|
|Christmas3||Wednesday, Dec. 25|
Stock Market Open During Bank Holidays
There are you only 2 holidays that the bank or some fund companies observe, and the stock market is still open. There might be less liquidity and market participation on these days.
|Columbus Day||Monday, Oct. 14|
|Veterans Day||Monday, Nov. 11|
Stock Market Closing Early
The Stock Exchange sometimes close early, either planned or unplanned basis. There are 3 times the Stock Market Will close at 1 p.m Eastern Time.
- July 3rd (Day before Independence Day)
- Day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)
- December 24th (Day before Christmas)