If you trade the E-mini S&P and similar CME markets, here is what you can expect for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday this week: Thu., Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day)
It’s a good time to reset and take a break from trading. It’s important to spend time with friends and family.
- Thursday, November 23, 2023 – Market “HALT” > then reopens Thursday night at normal times.
- Markets CLOSE EARLY at 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time)
- Friday, November 24, 2023 – Market “CLOSE” > then reopens
- Markets RESUME trading at 6:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time)Sunday night at normal times.
Fri., Nov. 24
Markets CLOSE EARLY at 1:15 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time)
See the official CME Globex Trading Schedule for Thanksgiving and other holidays
The NYSE also closes early at 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time) on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. The Nasdaq is closed Nov. 23 and closes early at 1:00 p.m. (UTC-5, New York Time) on Nov. 24.
Why the early close on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving? Stock trading is usually at half the volume. Also, since 1992, the exchanges have closed early on Black Friday. Black Friday is considered the big kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
We hope you and your family have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!