Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2021?

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The good news is, investors will indeed get a Turkey Day break from their brokerage accounts. The stock market is indeed closed on Thanksgiving Day.

But don’t call it a four-day weekend: Investors still need to show up on Black Friday.

At least for a few hours.

In 2021, the stock market is closed all day on Thursday, Nov. 25, as America celebrates Thanksgiving Day. That said, stocks will begin trading on Black Friday at the normal market time, but it will be a shortened trading day. On Friday, Nov. 26, the market will close at 1 p.m.

The bond market has a similar holiday schedule, closing on Thanksgiving Day and opening for a partial session (closing at 2 p.m.) on Black Friday.

2021 Market Holidays

Date

Holiday

NYSE

Nasdaq

Bond Markets*

Friday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Feb. 15

Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, April 2

Good Friday

Closed

Closed

Early close
(Noon)

Friday, May 28

Friday Before Memorial Day

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Monday, May 31

Memorial Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, July 2

Friday Before Independence Day

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Monday, July 5

Independence Day (Observed)

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Sept. 6

Labor Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Oct. 11

Columbus Day

Open

Open

Closed

Thursday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Open

Open

Closed

Thursday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, Nov. 26

Day After Thanksgiving

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Thursday, Dec. 23

Day Before Christmas Eve

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve (Christmas Day Observed)

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

* This is the recommended bond market holiday schedule from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). This schedule is subject to change.

Stock Market Holiday Observations

When it comes to the stock and bond markets alike, if a holiday falls on a weekend, market closures are dictated by two rules:

  • If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will close on the preceding Friday.

  • If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will close on the subsequent Monday.

Stock and Bond Market Hours

The “core trading” stock market hours for the NYSE and Nasdaq are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. However, both exchanges offer premarket trading hours between 4 and 9:30 a.m., as well as late trading hours between 4 and 8 p.m.

Bond markets typically trade between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

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