The New York Stock Exchange or The Big Board is the biggest stock market in the world with total capital of the companies enlisted equaling USD 21.3 trillion. Here are a few of the holidays the market takes a break on.
The NYSE is the world’s largest stock exchange that calls 11, Wall Street, Manhattan, New York, its home. Operated by NYSE Euro next, it allows both buyers and sellers to trade different shares of stocks in companies that are registered at the NYSE for public trading. The NYSE is open every day from Monday to Friday from 9:30 in the morning to 4 in the evening, except on those days that are declared an official holiday by the exchange.
The NYSE holidays list for 2018 is a compilation of all those holidays, that the stock exchange has already declared a holiday. If you compare the list of the New York Stock Exchange holidays in 2018 and US national holidays list for 2018, you may find the list slightly disparate as there are many holidays that are not declared as official holidays by the exchange.
New Years Day
The new years day, that is, the day after the new years eve is observed as a holiday. Unlike last year where the new years day fell on a Sunday which led to a holiday on the 2nd, this year the day arrives on a Monday which will be a holiday.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
A three day weekend is due this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as the 15th of January is a Monday. The stock market will be closed in the honor of the great leader. The holiday was accepted widely in 50 states in the year 2000. It took 32 years for the bill to be implemented nation wide.
February 19th is celebrated nation wide as the president’s day in the honor of the first American president George Washington. The stock market will be closed on this day.
The Good Friday is celebrated on the Friday that precedes Easter Sunday. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and is observed nation wide. In 2018 it will be celebrated on 30th March.
In the honor of the people who laid their lives down for America, Memorial day or Decoration day is celebrated throughout the nation. It will be celebrated on 28th May 2018 and the stock market will be closed for the day.
On 4th July 1776 America was declared independent, and since then the day is celebrated as independence day, and the stock market is closed on this day. Although the schedule of the holiday is different for various years, in 2018 the market will close at 1:00 pm eastern time on July 3rd. According to nyse.com, crossing session orders will be accepted beginning at 1:00 pm for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. on this day.
The first Monday of September is observed as a holiday in honor of the labor movement in America. It will be celebrated on September 3rd 2018 and the stock market will remain closed.
The fourth Thursday of November is celebrated as Thanksgiving day. It will be celebrated on November 22nd; the stock market will be closed and the schedule for the next day is as follows: The market will close at 1:00 pm eastern time. According to nyse.com, crossing session orders will be accepted beginning at 1:00 pm for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. on the next day.
Christmas is a holiday for the stock market. The market will close at 1:00 pm on 24th December. According to nyse.com, crossing session orders will be accepted beginning at 1:00 pm for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. on this day.
It is important to understand that the list of federal holidays for 2018 and the list of NYSE holidays for 2018 can be hugely different. This is because the list of US national holidays includes those days that are declared an off by state governments as well.
If you are a stock broker or someone with huge interests in the stock exchange and world markets, then it is important that you plan your holidays according to this list. Happy New Year!