Is the Stock Market Open Today?

The stock market is typically open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time.
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What time does the stock market open?

The stock market, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, is usually open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. The stock market is closed on weekends and most public holidays.

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Stock market holiday calendar 2024

Here are the holidays when the stock market is closed.

Holiday

Date

New Year’s Day

Monday, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 15

Presidents' Day

Monday, Feb. 19

Good Friday

Friday, March 29

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 19

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 2

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 28

Christmas Day

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Stock market early-closure days

On the following days the stock market closes at 1 p.m. Eastern time:

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024 (the day before Independence Day).

  • Friday, Nov. 29, 2024 (the day after Thanksgiving).

  • Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2024 (the day before Christmas).

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Holidays when the stock market is open

The stock market is open during regular business hours on the following holidays:

  • Easter Monday (April 1).

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day (Oct. 14).

  • Halloween (Oct. 31).

  • Election Day (Nov. 5).

  • Veterans’ Day (Nov. 11).

  • New Year’s Eve Day (Dec. 31).

Can you buy stocks after hours?

Yes, you can buy stocks outside the stock market’s normal hours. This is referred to as extended-hours trading or after-hours trading. If you trade before or after standard hours, you enjoy the benefit of more flexibility and can react to events in real time. However, after-hours trading does come with more risk.

When is the bond market open?

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) gives recommendations for U.S. bond market closures, including all holidays listed in the table above, plus Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day on Oct. 14 and Veterans’ Day on Nov. 11.

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