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Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day 2022?

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While the fall equinox is still a few weeks away, the unofficial end of summer – also known as Labor Day – is upon us. That means a three-day weekend for investors and traders. The stock market is closed for 2022’s Labor Day, which falls on Monday, Sept. 5, this year.

For those that may be interested, the bond market is closed for the holiday, too.

Unlike some market holidays, however, there are no early hours ahead of Labor Day. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq Stock Market and bond market all have regular trading hours on Friday, Sept. 2.

Also note that a thin earnings calendar typically accompanies the Labor Day holiday.

As a reminder: Labor Day is a longstanding holiday in the U.S. that celebrates the American worker. The holiday was first adopted by Oregon in 1887, and seven years later, was made a national holiday across the U.S.

Dozens of other countries have a similar celebration called International Workers’ Day that falls on the first day in May.

The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2022. Note that regular trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on weekdays. The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

2022 Market Holidays

Date

Holiday

NYSE

Nasdaq

Bond Markets*

Monday, Jan. 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Feb. 21

Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday

Closed

Closed

Closed

Thursday, April 14

Maundy Thursday

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Friday, April 15

Good Friday

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, May 27

Friday Before Memorial Day

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, June 20

Juneteenth National Independence Day (Observed)

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, July 1

Friday Before Independence Day

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Monday, July 4

Independence Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Monday, Oct. 10

Columbus Day

Open

Open

Closed

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Open

Open

Closed

Thursday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, Nov. 25

Day After Thanksgiving

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 23

Christmas Eve (Observed)

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 26

Christmas Day (Observed)

Closed

Closed

Closed

Friday, Dec. 30

New Year’s Eve (Observed)

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

* This is the recommended bond market holiday schedule from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). This schedule is subject to change.

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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