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Are stocks open July 5?

U.S. stocks markets are closed on Monday in observance of Independence Day since the holiday falls during the weekend this year. ... Foreign financial markets will be open on Monday, July 5. Currency markets are expected to remain open for trading. USA TODAYIs the stock market closed Monday in observance of July 4th?

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The Fourth of July 2021 is here, bringing with it a long weekend of festivities, fireworks, and barbecues for traders and others.

Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which announced the original 13 colonies’ separation from Great Britain, on July 4, 1776. This year marks the 245th anniversary of the signing, and celebrations should be brighter than a year ago when lockdowns restricted gatherings and concerns over rising cases grew. Independence Day was one of the first federal holidays, which means federal agencies will be closed on Sunday, July 4, and on Monday, July 5, when the holiday will be observed. That also means most banks will be closed and mail won’t be delivered.

The holiday marks a midway point of the year and comes after the stock market closed a strong first half earlier this week. As of Friday’s close, the S&P 500 is up 16% so far this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite are both up more than 13% over the period.

Here’s what you need to know about the stock market’s hours over the long weekend.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq were open on Friday and will be closed on Monday. U.S. over-the-counter markets and U.S. bonds markets closed early at 2 p.m. on Friday and will be closed on July 5.

Since July 4 commemorates America’s independence, international markets won’t observe the holiday. The London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, and Hong Kong stock exchanges will all be open regular hours on Monday.

The U.S. is set for a busy holiday weekend, with millions expected to hop on flights and many more hitting the roads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends delaying travel for those who aren’t vaccinated and has said that fully vaccinated people could travel domestically provided they continue to wear masks and socially distance to protect others. Fully vaccinated people can safely gather without masks or social distancing but should continue to follow local safety guidelines, the CDC advises.

The U.S. will likely miss the Biden administration’s target of administering at least one dose of vaccine to 70% of adults by July 4, the Associated Press reported, with the CDC reporting that there continues to be a significant disparity in vaccination rates between rural and urban areas.

Concerns over the Delta variant that rampaged through India in May have damped global recovery efforts and spurred new lockdowns in Asia and Australia. In the U.S., the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released new guidelines Monday that said it “strongly recommends” vaccinated people wear masks indoors due to the prevalence of the Delta variant in L.A. county.

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Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July in 2021?

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But bond traders get an even better deal. Not only are the bond markets closed completely on Monday, but they also shut down early Friday, July 2, calling it quits at 2 p.m.

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Regular trading hours for both the stock market and the bond market resume on Tuesday, July 6.

The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2021. Please note that regular trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on weekdays. The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

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When it comes to the stock and bond markets alike, if a holiday falls on a weekend, market closures are dictated by two rules:

If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will close on the preceding Friday.

If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will close on the subsequent Monday.

The "core trading" stock market hours for the NYSE and Nasdaq are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. However, both exchanges offer premarket trading hours between 4 and 9:30 a.m., as well as late trading hours between 4 and 8 p.m.

Bond markets typically trade between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

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Are Banks & the Stock Market Open or Closed Today, July 5? 05 July, 2021 - 06:00pm

Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, so what does that mean for banks’ schedules on Monday, July 5? For many federal workers, the day after the 4th of July is a holiday when the Fourth falls on a Sunday. Is this the case for banks and the stock market too? In general, yes, expect banks to be closed today on July 5, 2021. The stock market is also closed today.

Traditionally, banks are closed on the Fourth of July. Because the holiday falls on a Sunday, federal institutions will be observing the holiday today on Monday, July 5. This means that banks will be closed for two days in a row and resume normal operations on Tuesday, July 6.

Of course, you can always call your local bank or financial institution just to be certain. But most major banks in the U.S. will be closed. Of course, self-serve ATMs will still remain open, as they do any time a bank is closed.

The Federal Reserve has the 4th of July on its list of observed federal holidays, according to its website. It notes that the “Board of Governors is closed on July 5, 2021.” The site also notes, “For holidays falling on Sunday, all Federal Reserve offices will be closed the following Monday.”

This applies to the Fourth of July, which fell on a Sunday this year. As a result, all Federal Reserve offices are closed today.

Banks are typically also closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day), Memorial Day, Juneteenth (starting in 2022), Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Because the 4th of July is a federal holiday, but it fell on a Sunday, both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed today in observance.

According to Nasdaq’s observed holiday calendar, other holidays when Nasdaq is closed include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (also with an early close on November 26), and Christmas (observed on December 24.)

The New York Stock Exchange observes all U.S. holidays. Other holidays that the NYSE is closed on are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (each market closes early at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 26), and Christmas (where the holiday is observed on Friday, December 24 since the actual holiday falls on a Saturday.)

The stock market will reopen for regular hours tomorrow.

If you buy or sell Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, those are done online and are not part of the stock market. So buying and selling for those will continue as usual today. Cryptocurrencies can be bought or sold any time of the day or night, and are not paused to observe any holidays like the stock market does.

So although both banks and the stock market are closed today for the holiday, they will all resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 6.

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