NYSE Holiday Schedule

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On trading days, the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, is open Monday through Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Eastern for the Core Trading Session.

Pre-opening session begins at 7.00 a.m. ET whereby orders can be entered and are queued until the Opening Auction at 9.30 a.m. ET.

The Closing Imbalance Period spans from 3.45 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, observes all U.S. holidays and stock market holidays for 2018, 2019 and 2020 are listed below.

Stock Market Holidays:
All Markets

NYSE Arca Equities observe the same holiday schedule as the NYSE. However, when the NYSE closes early, the NYSE Arca Equities hours may vary as a result of its extended trading day.

NYSE Holiday201820192020
New Years DayMonday, January 1Tuesday, January 1Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 15Monday, January 21Monday, January 20
Washington’s BirthdayMonday, February 19Monday, February 18Monday, February 17
Good FridayFriday, March 30Friday, April 19Friday, April 10
Memorial DayMonday, May 28Monday, May 27Monday, May 25
Independence DayWednesday, July 4Thursday, July 4Friday, July 3 (July 4 holiday observed)
Labor DayMonday, September 3Monday, September 2Monday, September 7
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22Thursday, November 28Thursday, November 26
ChristmasTuesday, December 25Wednesday, December 25Friday, December 25

Independence Day

NYSE markets close early at 1.00 p.m. Eastern on:

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018; and
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

For eligible options, the closing time is 1.15 p.m. Eastern time zone.

Thanksgiving Day

NYSE markets close early at 1.00 p.m. Eastern on:

  • Friday, November 23, 2018;
  • Friday, November 29, 2019; and
  • Friday, November 27, 2020, which is the day after Thanksgiving.

For continuous executions, Crossing Session orders are accepted beginning at 1.00 p.m. until 1.30 p.m. Eastern.

Christmas

NYSE markets close early at 1.00 p.m. Eastern on:

  • Monday, December 24, 2018;
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019; and
  • Thursday, December 24, 2020.

NYSE Bonds

The NYSE bond auctions are conducted twice daily at 4.00 a.m. ET for the Opening Bond Auction and at 8.00 a.m. ET for the Core Bond Auction.

If an order has not been executed during a bond auction, it becomes eligible for continuous trading immediately after the auction.

Bond TradingTimes (Eastern)
Early Trading4.00 a.m. → 8.00 a.m.
Core Trading8.00 a.m. → 5.00 p.m.
Late Trading5.00 p.m. → 8.00 p.m.

NYSE Arca Options

The Options Clearing Corporation expiration calendar is listed below for equity options, ETF options, ETF exceptions, index options, index exceptions, and ETN options.

Option TypeTimes (Eastern)
Equity Options9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
ETF Options9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
ETF Exceptions9.30 a.m. → 4.15 p.m.
Index Options9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
Index Exceptions9.30 a.m. → 4.15 p.m.
ETN Options9.30 a.m. → 4.15 p.m.

List of ETF Exceptions

DBA, DBB, DBC, DBO, DBS, DIA, EEM, EFA, IWM, IWN, IWO, IWV,

KBE, KRE, MDY, MOO, OEF, QQQ, SLX, SPY, SVXY, UNG, UUP,

UVXY, VIXY, XHB, XLB, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY, XME, XRT

List of Index Exceptions

MNX, NDX

ETN Options

AMJ, GAZ, INP, JJC, MLPN, OIL, VXX, VXZ

NYSE American Options

The Options Clearing Corporation expiration calendar for NYSE American Options is listed below for equity options, ETF options, ETF exceptions, index options, index exceptions, and ETN options.

Option TypeTimes (Eastern)
Equity Options9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
ETF Options9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
ETF Exceptions9.30 a.m. → 4.15 p.m.
Index Options9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
Index Exceptions9.30 a.m. → 4.15 p.m.
ETN Options9.30 a.m. → 4.15 p.m.

List of ETF Exceptions

DBA, DBB, DBC, DBO, DIA, EEM, IWM, IWN, IWO, KBE, KRE, MDY,

MOO, QQQ, SLX, SPY, SVXY, UUP, UNG, UVXY, VIXY, XHB, XLB, XLE,

XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY, XME, XRT

List of Index Exceptions

MNX, NDX

ETN Options

GAZ, OIL, VXX, VXZ

NYSE American Equities

The timelines for the NYSE American Equities pre-opening session, early trading session, core trading session, and late trading session are listed below.

Trading SessionTime (Eastern)Description
Pre-opening Session3.30 a.m.
  • Orders entered will be queued until Early Open Auction at 4.00 a.m.
Early Trading Session4.00 a.m. → 9.30 a.m.
  • 3.59 a.m. → 4.00 a.m. is the Early Open Auction Imbalance Freeze Period
  • 4.00 a.m. – Early Open Auction
  • 9.29.55 a.m. → 9.30 a.m. is the Core Open Auction Imbalance Freeze Period
Core Trading Session9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
  • 9.30 a.m. – Core Open Auction
  • 3.59 p.m. → 4.00 p.m. is the Closing Auction Imbalance Freeze Period
  • 4.00 p.m. – Closing Auction
Late Trading Session4.00 p.m. → 8.00 p.m.

NYSE Arca Equities

The timelines for the NYSE Arca Equities pre-opening session, early trading session, core trading session, and late trading session are listed below.

Trading SessionTime (Eastern)Description
Pre-opening Session3.30 a.m.
  • Orders entered will be queued until Early Open Auction at 4.00 a.m.
Early Trading Session4.00 a.m. → 9.30 a.m.
  • 3.59 a.m. → 4.00 a.m. is the Early Open Auction Imbalance Freeze Period
  • 4.00 a.m. – Early Open Auction
  • 9.29.55 a.m. → 9.30 a.m. is the Core Open Auction Imbalance Freeze Period
Core Trading Session9.30 a.m. → 4.00 p.m.
  • 9.30 a.m. – Core Open Auction
  • 3.59 p.m. → 4.00 p.m. is the Closing Auction Imbalance Freeze Period
  • 4.00 p.m. – Closing Auction
Late Trading Session4.00 p.m. → 8.00 p.m.

New York Stock Exchange
Holidays FAQ

What time does the New York Stock Exchange Open?

Excluding holidays, the NYSE opens at 9.30 a.m. ET for trading each day from Monday through Friday.

Is the NYSE stock market open on weekends?

No, the New York Stock Exchange stock market is closed on weekends.

Is the stock market open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

No, the stock market is closed on MLK day.

Is the stock market open on Christmas Day?

No, the NYSE stock exchange is closed on Christmas Day.

Is the stock market open on the day after Christmas Day, Dec 26?

Yes, the stock market is open on December 26.

Is the stock market open on Thanksgiving Day?

No, the stock market is closed on Thanksgiving.

Is the stock market open on Election Day?

Yes, the stock market is open on Election Day.

When do NYSE partial holidays take place?

On Independence Day Eve and the day after Thanksgiving Day, the NYSE generally observes partial holidays by opening at 9.30 a.m. ET and closing early at 1.00 p.m. ET.

Apart from fixed holidays, when is the NYSE closed?

During extraordinary times, such as system failures or technical glitches, wars, or even when the President of the United States dies, the NYSE may close temporarily.

Did we miss any stock market holidays or NY stock exchange holidays? Let us know in the comments below. Or tell us how you plan to spend your holidays.

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