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Stock Market Holidays for the First Half of 2022


What’s the Importance of the Holiday Schedule?

Traders like making transactions on stocks. There are many companies to trade on in the list of Olymp Trade’s trading instruments, and they belong to various market sectors and allow different strategies.

Sometimes, price gaps and shifts happen to particular stock prices. Also, some of them simply do not trade on certain days. Very often, this situation is due to market holidays.

As the stock markets that list corresponding public companies belong to different cultures and geographical locations, they have different work schedules related to holidays.

That’s why it is important for traders to know the exact dates and timing of regional market holidays to make sure they know when their preferred trading instruments are available.

This article helps to clarify these dates. Check it out and see what you can trade and when.

 

What to Trade During Stock Market Holidays

There are many alternative financial instruments to trade during stock market holidays at Olymp Trade. These include cryptocurrencies, composite indices, and OTC.

For cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and the Basic Altcoin Index are available.

Composite indices include the Asia Composite Index, Commodity Composite Index, Euro Composite Index, and Quickler.

Also, the following financial instruments are available on the platform 24/7 as OTC (Over-the-Counter):

 

Global Stock Market Holidays

The following schedule details the stock exchanges that either don’t work on holidays or close early for the day. In the latter scenario, it will be noted where appropriate.

 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) are the world’s two largest stock exchanges. Both are based in New York City, United States. They have the following holiday schedule:

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 17, 2022
Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day Monday, February 21, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth National Independence Day Monday, June 20, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022

 

London Stock Exchange (LSE)

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is located in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the world’s primary stock exchanges, in line with NASDAQ and NYSE. LSE holiday schedule:

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Easter Monday Monday, April 18, 2022
Early May Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, 2022
Spring Bank Holiday Thursday, June 2, 2022
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Friday, June 3, 2022

 

Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX)

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) is a stock exchange located in Tokyo, Japan. It will be closed on the dates listed below:

Holiday Date
Market Holiday Monday, January 3, 2022
Coming of Age Day Monday, January 10, 2022
National Foundation Day Friday, February 11, 2022
Emperor’s Birthday Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Vernal Equinox Monday, March 21, 2022
Showa Day Friday, April 29, 2022
Constitution Memorial Day Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Greenery Day Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Children’s Day Thursday, May 5, 2022

 

Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is a major global stock market based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here are the dates when it will be closed for holidays:

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3, 2022
Family Day Monday, February 21, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Victoria Day Monday, May 23, 2022

 

Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is a stock exchange based in Shanghai, China. It will be closed for trading on the following dates:

Holiday Date
Labor Day Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Dragon Boat Festival Friday, June 3, 2022

 

Euronext N.V. (a Pan-European Stock Exchange Market)

Euronext is a pan-European stock market that operates in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Oslo, and Paris. In 2021, it will have the following days off related to holidays:

Holiday Date Amsterdam Brussels Dublin Lisbon Oslo Paris
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Closed Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours
Wednesday Before Easter Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Half Day Trading Regular hours
Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 14, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed Regular hours
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Easter Monday Monday, April 18, 2022 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Closed Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours
Constitution Day Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed Regular hours
Ascension Day Thursday, May 26, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed Regular hours
Whit Monday Monday, June 6, 2022 Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed Regular hours

 

Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX)

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a leading global operator of exchanges and clearing houses based in Hong Kong. Here is the holiday schedule for HKEX:

Holiday Date
Chinese New Year Open 5:30pm – 08:00pm UTC on Monday, January 31, 2022

 

Closed on Tuesday, February 1 – Thursday, February 3, 2022

National Day Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Easter Monday, April 18, 2022
Dragon Boat Festival Friday, June 3, 2022
Special Administrative Region Establishment Day Friday, July 1, 2022

 

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is one of the world’s largest stock exchanges and the oldest in Asia. It is located in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. Due to local public holidays, the trading days at BSE will be affected as follows:

Holiday Date
Republic Day Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Mahashivratri Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Holi Friday, March 18, 2022
Mahavir Jayanti/Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti Thursday, April 14, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) Tuesday, May 3, 2022

 

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is Australia’s primary securities exchange located in Sydney, Australia. It will have the following holiday schedule in 2022:

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3, 2022
Australia Day Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Easter Monday Monday, April 18, 2022
ANZAC Day Monday, April 25, 2022
Queen’s Birthday Monday, June 13, 2022

 

Brazil Stock Exchange (B3, formerly known as BM&FBOVESPA)

The Brasil Bolsa Balcão S.A (B3), known in English as the Brazil Stock Exchange and Over-the-Counter Market, is a stock market exchange located in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2022, holidays for B3 are shown below:

Holiday Date
Carnival Monday, February 28 – Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Ash Wednesday Open 2:00pm – 7:55pm UTC Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Tiradentes Day Thursday, April 21, 2022
Corpus Christi Day Thursday, June 16, 2022

 

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX)

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) is Asia’s leading international multi-asset exchange located in Singapore. Here is the list of days off related to holidays in 2022:

Holiday Date
Chinese New Year Open Monday, January 31, 3:00am – 6:00am UTC

 

Closed on Tuesday, February 1 – Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Labor Day Monday, May 2, 2022
Eid al-Fitr Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Vesak Day Monday, May 16, 2022

The best way to stay updated with all these dates is to check Olymp Trade’s blog, social media posts, and in-platform news. Pushes and stories are another important tool because they notify you of what’s coming in advance.

In the meantime, the exact days and timings listed above are subject to change by respective country authorities. For this reason, Olymp Trade bears no responsibility for possible inaccuracies in the listed dates. Also, keep in mind that this article is for your information only, and in no way guarantees you any outcome of your trading decisions. Therefore, trade responsibly.

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