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:
Wed., Nov. 23
Markets close at the regular time
Thu., Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
Markets open at the regular time
Markets CLOSE EARLY at 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time)
Markets RESUME trading at 6:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time)
Fri., Nov. 25
Markets CLOSE EARLY at 1:15 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time)
See the official CME Globex Trading Schedule for Thanksgiving.
The NYSE also closes early at 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5, New York Time) on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. The Nasdaq is closed Nov. 24 and closes early at 1:00 p.m. (UTC-5, New York Time) on Nov. 25.
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!