Stock Market Trading Days 2020, 2021 and 2022

What are trading days?

In business, trading days or regular trading hours (RTH) are the hours the stock exchange is open, as opposed to electronic trading hours or extended trading hours (ETH). For example, the New York Stock Exchange is open from 9:30 EST to 4:00 pm EST as of 2020. Trading days are usually Monday to Friday. At the end of the trading day, all trading will be closed and the time will be frozen until the next trading day begins. There are some special situations, such as holidays or days when the head of state’s state funeral is scheduled, with shorter trading days or no trading days at all.

The average trading days for NYSE and NASDAQ are approximately 253 days per year. The stock markets are closed on holidays such as New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Junior Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Some holidays are allowed to trade, such as Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and New Year’s Eve. Up to 3 business days (the day before Independence Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve) will be reduced.

The stock market is basically open on weekdays, but it may not open even on weekdays. The market will not open if there are days when national events are scheduled, such as holidays or the state funeral of the head of state. In addition, other special circumstances may shorten trading dates and close the market at 1 pm instead of the usual 4 pm.

Example

November 2021 has one full holiday (Thanksgiving), November 26th has a short session with the market closing early and 20 regular trading sessions. Normal trading hours are 6.5 hours, short trading hours are 3.5 hours, and the total trading hours for the month are 133.5 hours.

Trading days 2020

Commodities, Other Financials *

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January21
February19
March2262
April21
May20
June2263
July22
August21
September2164
October22
November20
December2264

Grand Total = 253

US Cash Equities, US Equity Options

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January21
February19
March2262
April21
May20
June2263
July22
August21
September2164
October22
November20
December2264

Grand Total = 253

Interest Rates

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January22
February20
March2264
April20
May21
June2263
July23
August21
September2266
October22
November21
December2265

Grand Total = 258

Trading days 2021

Commodities, Other Financials *

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January19
February19
March2361
April21
May20
June2263
July21
August22
September2164
October21
November21
December2264

Grand Total = 252

US Cash Equities, US Equity Options

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January19
February19
March2361
April21
May20
June2263
July21
August22
September2164
October21
November21
December2264

Grand Total = 252

Interest Rates

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January20
February20
March2363
April20
May21
June2263
July22
August22
September2266
October21
November22
December2265

Grand Total = 257

Trading days 2022 Estimated

Commodities, Other Financials *

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January20
February19
March2362
April20
May21
June2263
July20
August23
September2164
October21
November21
December2163

Grand Total = 252

US Cash Equities, US Equity Options

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January20
February19
March2362
April20
May21
June2263
July20
August23
September2164
October21
November21
December2163

Grand Total = 252

Interest Rates

MonthDaysTotal Days for Quarter
January21
February20
March2364
April19
May22
June2263
July21
August23
September2266
October21
November22
December2164

Grand Total = 257

*Includes all Energy, Agriculture, Metal, Equity Index, and FX products

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