NYSE Holiday Closings 2015-2016
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. However, it closes for official U.S. holidays or in the event of a major disruption. Most U.S. exchanges follow the NYSE’s schedule. Below is a complete schedule of NYSE Holiday closings for 2015-2016.
Unexpected NYSE Closings
In addition to holidays, the NYSE may shut down under a variety of circumstances, including inclement weather or national emergencies…
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 caused the first extended closure of the NYSE, shuttering the exchange for more than a week.
The exchange was down for five months in 1914 at the onset of World War I. The market didn’t close on December 8, 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor bombing, but did close for two days in August 1945 to mark the surrender of Japan.
The NYSE closed September 11-14, 2001, following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Of course, the NYSE doesn’t just close for solemn occasions – sometimes they’re celebratory.
For instance, NYSE closed for three days in 1889 to mark the centennial of President George Washington’s inauguration. The exchange was also down for three days in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World.
And it closed on July 21, 1969 to honor the first moon landing.
Hurricanes, computer failures, and power outages have also prompted unexpected closings of the NYSE.