Is the Stock Market Closed for Juneteenth 2022?

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Washington’s 12th and newest federal holiday – Juneteenth, or June 19 – will indeed close the stock and bond markets this year, providing investors with a long holiday.

That’s despite the fact that in 2022, Juneteenth falls on a Sunday.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, occurs on the anniversary of Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger’s June 19, 1865, proclamation that Texas was freed from slavery – years after the Emancipation Proclamation had outlawed it there and in other Southern states.

Juneteenth has been celebrated unofficially for more than two centuries. But on June 17, 2021, Congress passed legislation making it a federal holiday, and President Joe Biden signed it into law.

However, the stock and bond markets did not close in 2021, given how close to Juneteenth the law was enacted. That makes 2022 the first time the major U.S. exchanges will close in observance of Juneteenth, which they will do Monday, June 20.

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Here, we provide a schedule of stock market holidays and bond market holidays for 2022. Please 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.

Market Holiday Observances

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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