Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents Day 2020?

Find out bond market and stock market hours on Presidents Day.

The answer is simple: No, the stock market is not open on Presidents Day. NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and bond markets will all be closed on Presidents Day 2020.

Most people know they’re closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July, but you might not remember which other dates the stock markets are closed. Read on for the complete list of all stock market holiday closures and the rule of thumb for when a holiday falls on a weekend.

Is the Stock Market Open Presidents Day 2020?

The U.S. stock and bond markets (including NASDAQ and the NYSE) will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, for Presidents Day. Foreign financial markets and currency exchanges will remain open on Presidents Day for trading. The U.S. markets will open again for regular trading hours on Tuesday morning.

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The next holiday the markets will be closed for is Good Friday, which falls on Friday, April 10, 2020.

What Holidays Are the Stock Markets Closed in 2020?

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NASDAQ, NYSE and Bond Market Holiday Closures
Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day 01/01/2020 Wednesday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/20/2020 Monday
Presidents Day 02/17/2020 Monday
Good Friday 04/10/2020 Friday
Memorial Day 05/25/2020 Monday
Independence Day 07/03/2020 Friday
Labor Day 09/07/2020 Monday
Thanksgiving 11/26/2020 Thursday
Black Friday (early close at 2 p.m. EST for NASDAQ and NYSE; early close at 1 p.m. EST for bond markets) 11/27/2020 Friday
Christmas Eve (early close at 2 p.m. EST for NASDAQ and NYSE; early close at 1 p.m. EST for bond markets) 12/24/2020 Thursday
Christmas Day 12/25/2020 Friday
New Year’s Day 01/01/2021 Friday

Here’s a look at additional dates that the bond markets are closed:

Additional Bond Market Holiday Closures
Maundy Thursday, early close at 2 p.m. EST 04/09/2020 Thursday
Friday before Memorial Day, early close at 2 p.m. EST 05/22/2020 Friday
Day before Independence Day observed, early close at 2 p.m. EST 07/02/2020 Thursday
Columbus Day 10/12/2020 Monday
Veterans Day 11/11/2020 Wednesday
New Year’s Eve, early close at 2 p.m. EST 12/31/2020 Thursday

Besides regular holiday closures, the markets might close because of a significant national event, such as the death of U.S. president. The NYSE and NASDAQ will typically select the president’s funeral date as the day of mourning. After George H.W. Bush passed away in 2018, the market closed on Dec. 5 that year.

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Also See: Are Banks Open on Presidents Day?

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On What Holidays Are the Markets Closed in Most Years?

Expect the U.S. stock markets to close for nine holidays per year, with the bond market closing for eleven holidays per year. Holiday closures follow a specific schedule if they fall on a weekend. The rule of thumb for holidays that fall on a weekend are:

  • When a holiday falls on Saturday, the market closes the Friday before.
  • When a holiday falls on Sunday, the market closes the following Monday.

The bond markets, NYSE and NASDAQ are closed on the following holidays every year:

  • Christmas Day
  • Columbus Day (bond markets only)
  • Good Friday
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Veterans Day (bond markets only)

Related: Are Banks Open Today? See Full List of All Bank Holidays

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