The stock market is closed on Thanksgiving Day and has shortened trading hours on Black Friday, closing at 1 PM. Plan your investments accordingly!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s important to note that the U.S. stock markets will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of the holiday. Both the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange will reopen on Friday with reduced hours, closing at 1 p.m. EST. In addition to the stock markets, the U.S. bond market will also be closed on Thursday, with a 2 p.m. EST close on Friday. Thanksgiving is just one of a few market closures left on the 2023 holiday schedule, with Christmas Day being the next and final market closure of the year. After that, the markets will close again for New Years Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
In addition to market closures, many other businesses and services are affected by the holiday. Banks, post offices, and shipping services will also be closed on Thanksgiving. If you are planning on traveling for Thanksgiving, be aware that a storm may threaten travel, so it’s important to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts.
As you prepare for Thanksgiving, it’s also interesting to note that the holiday was proclaimed by every president after Abraham Lincoln’s national proclamation in 1863. Finally, we invite you to view our gallery showcasing millions of Americans traveling over the holidays. Wishing you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving!