Is the Stock Market Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? [UPDATED 2022]

Stock Market Holidays Martin Luther King Day MLK

No, the U.S. markets are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day every year. If you opt to trade any other markets that are open on this day, please be cautious due to lower trading volume and, thereby, lower liquidity. Click here for a list of all market holidays.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2022: Monday, January 17
2023: Monday, January 16
2024: Monday, January 15

When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January every year. In 2022, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 17th, and the US stock markets will be closed.

When Is the Stock Market Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

The markets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. EST until 4:00 p.m. EST in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The U.S. stock market will reopen on the following day, Tuesday, and proceed will open at 9:30 a.m. EST and close at 4:00 p.m. EST, as normal.

Normal market hours are 9:30 a.m. EST through 4:00 p.m. EST on non-market holidays, Monday through Friday of every week. Following Martin Luther King Jr. day, the next market holiday (causing the markets to close) each year is in observance of Presidents' Day.

Other than Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there are nine holidays when the stock markets are closed including Memorial Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Juneteenth, Christmas Day, Independence Day, President’s Day, and Labor Day. If any of these holidays occurs over the weekend, the stock market closes on the Monday after or Friday before.

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