It’s a common question that investors have as it seems like the stock market is closed on some holidays but not others. While the New York Stock Exchange observes most public holidays, don’t assume that the markets are closed on every one of them.
In 2022, the US stock market will be closed on nine different occasions to observe public holidays. A majority of these holidays will fall on Mondays, except for Thanksgiving and Good Friday this year.
Here’s a quick table for 2022’s stock market holidays.
Holidays and Trading Hours NYSE
The New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world. Both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ are based in New York and observe the same trading hours during each session. Both exchanges are also closed for the same public holidays each year.
Here is a list of the holidays observed by the NYSE and NASDAQ for 2022:
2022 Calendar Date
New Year’s Day
Not observed due to falling on a Saturday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 17th
Monday, February 21st
Friday, April 15th
Monday, May 30th
Juneteenth National Independence Day
Monday, June 20th
Monday, July 4th
Monday, September 5th
Thursday, November 24th
Monday, December 26th
How do holidays affect the stock market
When the US stock market observes a public holiday it is completely closed for the session. Stock prices do not move and no shares can be bought or sold when the markets are closed. You often see higher buying or selling action into the close of a session before a holiday or holiday long weekend.
For this reason, you should stay aware of when markets will be closing ahead of time. If market participants are heading out for a long weekend, this could also affect liquidity in the markets before the holiday begins.
How long is the stock market open in 2022?
The trading hours are from 9:30 AM EST to 4:00 PM EST on days that the stock market is open. These trading hours are observed from Monday to Friday, on regular business days. There is some pre-market and post-market trading that happens, but these are not included in the official hours that the stock market is considered open.
On average the NYSE and NASDAQ are open for trading for around 253 days each year.
What days is the stock market closed 2022
The US stock market will observe all of the regular public holidays in 2022. These include New Year’s Day, MLK Day, George Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
In addition to this, the stock markets are obviously closed on Saturdays and Sundays each week throughout the year.