Stock Market Holiday Schedule for 2017 and 2018

Stock Market Holiday Schedule for 2017 and 2018

Here’s the Stock Market Holiday Schedule for 2017 and 2018

Stock Market Holiday Schedule for 2017 and 2018Stock Market Holiday Schedule for 2017 and 2018

Trading around the stock market holiday schedule can be a tricky endeavor, particularly for options investors. When the market is closed, or has a full-day closure following or a proceeding an early close at 1 p.m. ET, there could essentially be one-half trading session in a four-day stretch. For instance, around Thanksgiving the market is closed on Thursday, only open four hours on Friday and then closed (obviously) Saturday and Sunday.

For those that have short-term option positions, this can really bleed out the expiration in a hurry. Depending on whether we’re long or short those options will depend on whether that works to our advantage or disadvantage.

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Knowing when market holidays are taking place is important for traders. Whether for their trading strategies or their mental game. An often undiscussed component to top traders is the ability to “shut down and chill out.” As important as it is to study, look at charts and review performance, investors also need to dial out and relax. Spending time with family, taking time to travel and working on hobbies helps. We need to appreciate the larger things in life besides working and/or trading.

In this regard, the stock market holiday schedule can help. Bookmark this page so you can always find the schedule and know what holidays you can plan around when the market is closed. That way we can get some good old-fashioned R&R before returning to the trading pits.