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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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krantcents

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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twentysomethingmoney

Thanks for sharing… I was meaning to check into if Monday was a holiday for the market, guess not!

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Moneycone

@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?

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Mike

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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