Stock Market Holidays 2011

by Mike

What Stock Market Holidays Are Scheduled for 2011?

If you follow the stock market as an investor or even as a hobby, you need to be aware of when stock market holidays are scheduled.  Below is a quick checklist for you to refer to for the coming year…

2011 Stock Market Holidays – Markets Closed

New Year’s Day – None in 2011*

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 17, 2011

Presidents’ Day – February 21, 2011

Good Friday – April 22, 2011

Memorial Day – May 30, 2011

Independence Day – July 4, 2011

Labor Day – September 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2011

Christmas Day – December 26, 2011 (observed)

*Normally, when a holiday falls on a Saturday the stock market observes the holiday on the preceding Friday.  But since New Year’s Eve is the end of both a monthly and yearly accounting period, the markets will remain open.

Also, although the Friday after Thanksgiving isn’t an official stock market holiday, the exchanges have a tradition of closing early at 1:00 EST.

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I think it is a law that banks and the stock market can not be closed for 4 days in a row. It goes back to the 1929 crash.
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Thanks for sharing… I was meaning to check into if Monday was a holiday for the market, guess not!



@krantcents: Wow! Didn’t know that!

@Mike: Useful calendar – thanks for sharing!
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Mrs. Accountability

I don’t do anything with the stock market so I’m totally clueless and this is probably a stupid question but why would it matter to know the holidays?



Well, if the market is closed there’s no buying or selling so you can’t do any investing. Plus, many companies give their employees off these days and that’s always a good thing. ;)


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