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Wall Street will be at work on Columbus Day, even if you aren’t.

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The stock market will indeed be open on Columbus Day (which is increasingly being known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day). While it’s technically a federal holiday in 2020, stock trading will take place at its normal hours on Oct. 12.

However, the bond market will be closed on Columbus Day. Bond trading resumes, as usual, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, which is also when the corporate earnings calendar will start hopping with third-quarter reports.

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The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2020.

2020 Market Holidays

Date Holiday NYSE Nasdaq Bond Markets
Wednesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Feb. 17 Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday Closed Closed Closed
Thursday, April 9 Maundy Thursday Open Open

Early close

(2 p.m.)

Friday, April 10 Good Friday Closed Closed Closed
Friday, May 22 Friday Before Memorial Day Open Open

Early close

(2 p.m.)

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed
Thursday, July 2 Day Before Independence Day Open Open

Early close

(2 p.m.)

Friday, July 3 Independence Day (Observed) Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day Closed Closed Closed
Monday, Oct. 12 Columbus Day Open Open Closed
Wednesday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day Open Open Closed
Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day Closed Closed Closed
Friday, Nov. 27 Day After Thanksgiving

Early close

(1 p.m.)

Early close

(1 p.m.)

Early close

(2 p.m.)

Thursday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Early close

(1 p.m.)

Early close

(1 p.m.)

Early close

(2 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Closed Closed Closed
Thursday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Open Open

Early close

(2 p.m.)

Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 New Year’s Day Closed Closed Closed

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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