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US Stock Exchange Calendar 2022

What are the Stock Market Holidays 2022

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:

 

Public Holiday

2022 Calendar Date

New Year’s Day 

Not observed due to falling on a Saturday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Monday, January 17th

Washington’s Birthday

Monday, February 21st

Good Friday

Friday, April 15th

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Monday, June 20th

Independence Day

Monday, July 4th

Labor Day

Monday, September 5th

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 24th

Christmas Day 

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. 

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