The Margin: Veterans Day 2023: Are banks closed on Friday? Will mail be delivered? Are schools open?

by | Nov 10, 2023 | Stock Market

An earlier version of this report inaccurately characterized the U.S. bond market’s hours on Friday. It is open. There are plenty of closures to be aware of this Veterans Day. But when is the holiday being observed, exactly? 

It’s a question spurring plenty of Google searches. Saturday, Nov. 11, marks Veterans Day, a federal holiday in which Americans recognize those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. And because that famous date — the World War I armistice was signed at 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 — falls on a Saturday, the federal holiday is being observed on Friday, Nov. 10, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In some instances, businesses and offices will have revised operating hours on Friday as well as on Saturday. So if you’re wondering whether banks, post offices, federal offices or the stock market will be running as usual on Friday, MarketWatch has you covered. And note that everything should be operating as usual on Monday.  So here’s what you need to know.Is the stock market open on Veterans Day? No, the U.S. stock markets, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, will not be open on the actual Veterans Day because it falls on a Saturday. But the NYSE and the Nasdaq will indeed follow a regular schedule on Friday, the day before Veterans Day, even as a federal holiday is marked. The U.S. bond market, which may be poised for a big comeback next year if yields continue to fall, will be open F …

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