New Year's Day, the first Federal holiday of 2021, falls on Friday, January 1. The stock exchange will be closed and no securities trading will take place on this day. Banks and government offices also typically observe the holiday with reduced or no services. National holidays like these may impact stock market performance so remember to plan ahead for upcoming events.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Federal holiday of the year. The Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange will close that day in observance of this national holiday which honors the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates racial justice. This can also have an impact on stock prices so be sure to factor this into your trading plans for the week surrounding this holiday.
Presidents' Day celebrates the birthdays of two former United States presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. In terms of financial markets, it's a day when stock exchanges are closed for business. Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States and is observed on the last Monday of May. On this day, the U.S. stock markets are closed in observance of the holiday. This means that pre-market trading will be suspended beginning early in the morning on Monday and after-hours trading will resume after 4 p.m. EST, when regular market hours open again.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed in the United States. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October, although some states celebrate it on the same day as President's Day.
Veteran's Day is observed on November 11th. The stock market closes at 1 PM on the day of Veteran's Day, which means that you can invest whatever amount you have in your IRA account before the market closes for the day.
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