In May, there is Memorial Day in the U.S., so there will be massive closures and shifts in our stock market schedule at the end of the month. Throughout the month, there also are local holidays affecting a limited number of stocks. To be prepared with proper adjustments to your trading plan, see the list of affected assets below.
Remember that while regular assets are subject to holiday and weekend closures, some others remain open year-round. Make profits on Crypto, OTC, and Composite Indices outside normal stock market trading hours.
Labour Day 03.05
Celebrated across Europe many companies and exchanges will be closed this day. British and European exchanges will be closed.
Euro STOXX 50
Greenery Day & Children’s Day 04.05ー05.05
These Japanese holidays fall one after the other. Mark these days in your calendar if Japanese stocks are among your market favorites.
Closed on both days
Buddha’s Birthday 19.05
Hong Kong will celebrate Buddha’s Birthday, which falls on the eighth day of the fourth month. Adopted from mainland China in 1998, it is a Bank holiday in the territory.
Hang Seng Index
Whit Monday 24.05
In Germany, Whit Monday (German: Pfingstmontag) is a Holy Day of Obligation for Roman Catholics. Keep this date in mind if you prefer German assets.
Memorial Day 31.05
The final wave of holiday closures hits markets on May 31st. Some assets listed below will be closing early on Memorial Day. Others will be closed for the whole day.
Closing @ 20:00 UTC
US Stocks & ETFs
During this time focus on the new Composite Indices, Crypto, and OTC assets. Trade your way through the May holidays.
With Olymp Trade, your Forex market hours are flexible as you always have an option.