Last updated: 27 January 2017
US Stock Market Holidays 2017
The US Stock Market is open every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday, and most public holidays. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq Stock Exchange (NASDAQ), American Stock Exchange (AMEX), Pink Sheets and OTC are the most traded exchanges in the stock market, and account for 99% of the stocks traded by individual and professional investors.
Opening hours of the stock market are 9:30am EST until 4:00pm EST, except on half-days (see 2014 US market holidays schedule below) where the market closes at 1:00pm EST.
The US Futures market, US Bond market and FOREX market have slightly different holiday schedules although these markets are also closed on weekends.
Stock Market Holidays Schedule in Detail
2017 Stock Market Holidays and Half-Days
New Years Day – January 1, 2017 (closed)
Martin Luther King Hr. Day – January 20, 2017 (closed)
George Washington’s Birthday – February 17, 2017 (closed)
Good Friday – April 18, 2017 (closed)
Memorial Day – May 26, 2017 (closed)
Thursday – July 3, 2017 (open until 1pm)
Independence Day – July 4, 2017 (closed)
Labor Day – September 1, 2017 (closed)
Columbus Day – October 13, 2017 (open as normal)
Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2017 (open as normal)
Thanksgiving Day – November 27, 2017 (closed)
Friday – November 28, 2017 (open until 1pm)
Christmas Eve Day – December 24, 2017 (open until 1pm)
Christmas Day – December 25, 2017 (closed)
New Year’s Eve Day – December 31, 2017 (open as normal)
New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018 (closed)
Why is the stock market closed on Washington’s Birthday and not President’s Day?
Washington’s Birthday was declared a federal holiday 1879. A subsequent law in 1968, moved the observation date of Washington’s Birthday from February 22 to the third Monday in February, but the law did not change the name of the holiday. The NYSE designated Washington’s Birthday as an official day in the stock market holidays calender.