Here in the United States, we’re heading toward a long weekend to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. One question I’m occasionally asked is when the U. S. bond markets are closed for holidays. While many holidays are also days off for banks and credit unions, there are exceptions. On top of that, in most cases, the bond markets will have an early close before the holiday.
If you’re trying to place a trade near a holiday, it’s good to know what the market schedule is. With that in mind, I wanted to share a couple of resources with you.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has an online calendar of the holidays when the U. S. bond market is closed and if there is any associated early close, either the day before or the Friday before if it’s a Monday holiday.
Derivatives firm Chatham Financial offers another good resource. They have an online interactive calendar that shows the dates when the market is closed in New York and London. You can also import the information directly to your calendar if you’d like. The other thing I like is that the calendar looks out ten years, so if you need info about a future date for a securities or derivative, it’s available.
Both the SIFMA and Chatham Financial holiday calendars are great resources if you need to know the holiday schedule for the U. S. bond markets.