Stock Market Holidays for 2020 | NYSE Holidays


NYSE(New York Stock Exchange) is the leading exchange for trading Stocks, Bonds, Futures and Options in the United States of America. NYSE is open for trading during five days of the week. It remains closed on weekends. 


  • The regular trading time for the US stock markets is from 9:30 a.m. eastern time 4:00 p.m. eastern time.
  • NYSE is also closed on the Stock market Holidays
  • Stock market holidays are those days (other than weekends) on which the trading is closed. 
  • If the holidays fall on Saturday, the Friday before it becomes the trading holiday. 
  • If the Holidays fall on Sunday, the following Monday will become the trading holiday. 

The list of  NYSE Holidays 2020 is given below: 


NYSE Holidays | Stock Market Holidays

Sr. No Holidays Date Day
1 New Year 1 Jan, 
2020
Wednesday  
Closed
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 20 Jan, 
2020
Monday  
Closed
3 Washington's Birthday 17 Feb, 
2020
Monday
Closed
4 Maundy Thursday 9 Apr, 
2020
Thursday 
Open
5 Good Friday 10 Apr, 
2020
Friday
Closed
6 Friday Before Memorial Day 22 May, 
2020
Friday 
Open
7 Memorial Day 25 May, 
2020
Monday 
 Closed
8 Day Before Independence Day 2 July, 
2020
Thursday 
Open
9 Independence Day (Observed) 3 July, 
2020
Friday
Closed
10 Labor Day 7 Sept, 
2020
Monday
Closed
11 Columbus Day 12 Oct, 
2020
Monday 
Open
12 Veterans Day 11 Nov, 
2020
Wednesday 
Open
13 Thanksgiving Day 26 Nov, 
2020
Thursday
Closed
14 Day After Thanksgiving 27 Nov, 
2020
Friday
Early Closed 
(1 pm)
15 Christmas Eve 24 Dec, 
2020
Thursday
Early Closed (1 pm)
16 Christmas Day 25 Dec, 
2020
Friday  
Closed
17 New Year's Eve 31 Dec, 
2020
Thursday 
Open
18 New Year's Day 1 Jan, 
2021
Friday
Closed

NYSE Holidays by each month in 2020


People sometimes want to know the holidays of a particular month. So we have simplified it for you, the table has been given below in which the names and the number of NYSE Holidays for a particular month in 2020 have been given.


January 

 
  • New Year :                                     1 Jan, 2020  Wednesday
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:      20 Jan 2020     Monday

     

    February


    • George Washington's Birthday:   17 Feb 2020   Monday

     

     March 


    • No Holidays

     

    April


    • Good Friday:   10 Apr 2020      Friday

     

    May        


    • Memorial Day:    25 May 2020        Monday

     

    June  


    • No Holidays

    July   


    • Independence Day:    3 July 2020        Friday

     

    August 


    • No Holidays

     

    September


    • Labor Day:   7 September 2020   Monday

     

    October 


    • No Holidays

     

    November


    • Thanksgiving Day:   26 Nov 2020      Thursday (1PM Close)

     

    December


    • Christmas Day:   25 December 2020      Friday 
    • Christmas Eve:   24 December 2020      Thursday (1 PM close)

     

    NYSE Trading Sessions

    There are various trading sessions in the New York stock exchange which are as follows:

    Normal NYSE trading hours

    Tape A
    Pre-opening session: 6:30 a.m. ET
    Orders can be entered in will be queued until the opening auction at 9:30 a.m. E

    Core trading session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

    9:30 a.m. ET - core open auction
    3:45 p.m. to 4:00 ET - 123 (c) closing imbalance period
    4:00 p.m. ET - closing auction

    Tapes B&C

    Pre-opening session: 6:30 a.m. ET
     orders can be entered in will be queued until the opening auction at 7:00 a.m. ET

    Early trading session: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

    Core trading session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET





    NYSE American Equities

    Pre-opening session: 6:30 a.m. ET
     orders can be entered in will be queued until the opening auction at 7:00 a.m. ET

    Early trading session: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

    6:59 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ET - early open auction imbalance Freeze period
    7 a.m. ET - early open auction
    9:29:55 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET - Core open auction imbalance Freeze period

    Core trading session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

    9:30 a.m. ET - core open auction
    3:50 p.m. to 4:00 ET - closing Auction  imbalance Freeze period
    4:00 p.m. ET - closing auction

    Late trading session: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

     


    NYSE Arca Equities


    Pre-opening session: 3:30 a.m. ET
     orders can be entered in will be queued until the opening auction at 4:00 a.m. ET

    Early trading session: 4:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

    3:59 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. ET - early open auction imbalance Freeze period
    4 a.m. ET - early open auction
    9:29:55 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET - Core open auction imbalance Freeze period

    Core trading session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

    9:30 a.m. ET - core open auction
    3:59 p.m. to 4:00 ET - closing Auction  imbalance Freeze period
    4:00 p.m. ET - closing auction

    Late trading session: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

     


    NYSE Chicago

    Pre-opening session: 6:30 a.m. ET
    orders can be entered in will be queued until the opening auction at 7:00 a.m. ET

    Early trading session: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
    Core trading session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
    Late trading session: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

     


    NYSE National 

    Pre-opening session: 6:30 a.m. ET
    orders can be entered in will be queued until the opening auction at 7:00 a.m. ET

    Early trading session: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
    Core trading session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
    Late trading session: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

     


    NYSE American Options

    Equity Options: 9:30 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET

    ETF Options: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

    ETF Exceptions: 9:30 A.M.ET TO 4:15 P.M. ET
    The exceptions are: DBA, DBB, DBC, DBO, DIA, EEM, IWM, IWN, IWO, KBE, KRE, MDY, MOO, QQQ, SLX, SPY, SVXY, UUP, UNG, UVXY, VIXY, XHB, XLB, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY, XME, XRT

    Index Options: 9:30 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET

    Index Exceptions:  9:30 a.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET
    Some exceptions are: MMX, NDX

    ETN options: GAZ, OIL, VXX, VXZ.    9:30 a.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET

     


    NYSE Arca Options

    Equity Options: 9:30 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET

    ETF Options: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

    ETF Exceptions: 9:30 A.M. ET TO 4:15 P.M. ET
    The Exceptions are DBA, DBB, DBC, DBO, DBS, DIA, EEM, EFA, IWM, IWN, IWO, IWV,
    KBE, KRE, MDY, MOO, OEF, QQQ, SLX, SPY, SVXY, UNG, UUP,
    UVXY, VIXY, XHB, XLB, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY, XME, XRT

    Index Options: 9:30 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET

    Index Exceptions: MMX, NDX 
    9:30 a.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET

    ETN options: AMJ,GAZ, INP, JJC, MPLN, OIL, VXX, VXZ.
    9:30 a.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET





    NYSE Bonds

    Early trading : 4:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 a.m. ET
    Core trading : 8:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET
     late trading : 5:00 p.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET

    Two Bond auctions are organised by the NYSE. First opening Bond auction at 4:00 a.m. ET and a core Bond option at 8:00 a.m. ET. 

    Orders that will not be executed in either auction become eligible for continuous trading immediately after the auction.







    NYSE Trading Holidays 2020 - Detailed View



    New Year:   1 Jan 2020       Wednesday 






    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:      20 Jan 2020     Monday



     Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of January.

     

     

     George Washington's Birthday:   17 Feb 2020   Monday

     


    The Birthday of George Washington is also known President's Day. People celebrate it on the third Monday of February.



    Good Friday:   10 Apr 2020      Friday

     


    Good Friday is always celebrated on the Friday in April just before the Easter Sunday. 

      

    Memorial Day:    25 May 2020        Monday

     


    Memorial Day is always celebrated on the last Monday of May. 

     

     

    Independence Day:    3 July 2020      Friday (4th July holiday observed)

     


    There is a closing of markets at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on the day before Independence day. It is not an official holiday




    Labour Day:    7 Sept 2020      Monday

     


    Labor Day is always celebrated on the First Monday of every September in the USA.


    Thanksgiving Day:   26 Nov 2020      Thursday

     


    Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday every November in the USA.
    Wall Street closes early at 1:00 PM on the Thanksgiving day. It is not an official holiday.




    Christmas Day:    25 Dec 2020        Friday

     

     

    The Wall Street closes on early on Christmas Eve i.e. 1:00 PM Eastern Time. However, Wall Street remains closed on the auspicious occasion of Christmas Day. 




    Are the NASDAQ Holidays same as NYSE Holidays?

    Yes, the NASDAQ Holidays also fall on the same days as NYSE Holidays. Both the exchanges are remained closed on the above mentioned Holidays. People get a little bit confused about the fact that these exchanges don't exactly close on all the same holidays, but that is not true. Both the exchanges share the same holiday throughout the year.


    Impact of trading holidays on the market


    The prices of some stocks take wild moves during the holiday period sometimes. It is always advised to take cautious trades during the period of holidays.

    During the period of long holidays like summer. The liquidity of various stocks decreases because the traders also take off the time from trading and go to vacations. The volume of trading decreases drastically in the sort of these days. 

    If there is a long weekend like three days' holiday including Sunday and Saturday, that stock prices tend to show a very good move before this long weekend.

    What should I do on a stock market holiday?

    Trading holidays are a very good opportunity to study your previous trades and make improvements to what you have done wrong. Trading is a psychological game and you have to improve your mindset in order to be profitable. You should get a break from trading at regular intervals to keep your mind fresh. NYSE Holidays are a very good opportunity to relax and take a break. 

    It is a very common question that a new trader always thinks. When a new trader enters the market, they think that they have to be always involved in trading to generate good profit. So they try to get bored from during a trading holiday.

    Trading is a very serious business and you get very tired of managing trades all the time. So try to spend a trading holiday in a good manner so that you get relaxed and always trying to spend your time with your family.


    Appropriate months for trading


    Typically the months from September to December are considered very well for the trading. The liquidity and the volume in the stock market are quite high in this sort of period. Stocks tend to show a very good rally in this sort of period.

    The summer months are not considered good for trading. Because the traders try to take their time off and they go on vacations to spend some time with their families. The liquidity in the market in these times is not good enough to trade well. The month of August is the worst time in the year for trading.


    Do holidays affect the settlement period for the stock?


    The holidays don't really affect the settlement period of the stock. As you know that the settlement always takes two business days to be completed after you have made your order. So holidays don't affect this period. For example, if you made a trade on Tuesday, the settlement of this trade will be completed by Thursday.

    Why do I need to remember the dates of the stock market Holidays?

    It is not mandatory for a trader to remember the stock market holidays. But if you know when there is a holiday, you will get a little bit relaxed.

    It will also help you to handle your positions in a good way. Our website provides very user-friendly and easy to understand interface to look for the stock market holidays.