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Market Extra: Is the U.S. stock market closed on the 4th of July?

The U.S. stock market will be closed on Tuesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, according to the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, the two largest stock-trading venues in the U.S.

Equity traders will also get a reprieve on Monday, the first trading session of the second half of 2023, as the exchanges will close three hours early at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

Bond traders will also enjoy some time off, as Sifma, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, recommends that bond traders observe the July 4 holiday with a recommended close in fixed-income trading.

The organization also recommends that bond trading conclude an hour early on Monday at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.


Stock Market

Bond Market

July 3

Trading closes at 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Recommended close at 2 p.m. Eastern Time

July 4

Market closed

Recommended close

U.S. stocks finished the first half of 2023 on Friday at fresh 14-month highs as the S&P 500

recorded its highest close since April 20, 2022, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The index rose 53.94 points, or 1.2%, to 4,450.38. The Nasdaq Composite
meanwhile, finished out June by cementing its largest first-half gain since 1983, according to DJMD.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average

gained 285.18 points Friday, or 0.8%, to finish the first half at 34,407.60, its highest close since June 15.

Treasury yields were little changed on Friday. One day earlier, however, 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields finished at their highest end-of-day levels in more than three months, FactSet data show. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

The yield on the 2-year Treasury note

 ended little changed Friday at 4.877% versus 4.876% on Thursday. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note

fell 3.5 basis points to finish Friday at 3.818%, compared with 3.853% Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday marks the 247th anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. Here’s a rundown of what’s open, and what’s closed, compiled by MarketWatch’s Charles Passy.

See: What is open and closed on the Fourth of July

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