Here are the stock market’s trading hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

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US financial markets are closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, and will close early on Black Friday.

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Black Friday, November 26, is the official start of the holiday shopping season, with many retailers – including Macy’s Inc. M,
-5.17%
and Walmart WMT,
+0.30%
– Bargaining for those looking for holiday gifts.

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Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ICE,
+0.20%
-Owned New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq NDAQ,
+0.24%
Friday will close at 1 p.m. Eastern, while the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends a 2 p.m. eastern close for Treasury markets, such as those trading the 10-year Treasury TMUBMUSD10Y,
1.654%,
However, markets in the US will not close early on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.

The major US exchange operators — the NYSE, American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq — initially called for a 2 p.m. Eastern closing on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1992, two hours before the usual 4 p.m. closing bell. But the following year, exchanges opted to close the market three hours earlier at 1 p.m.

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Overall, trading activity on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and on the Friday after is usually a fraction of the normal, non-holiday trading period. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the lack of volume around the holiday is understandable, given that Thanksgiving is typically the busiest travel day of the year.

On Black Friday, metals like gold GC00,
+0.04%
Eastern, and US Crude Oil to settle at CL.1, at 12:30 PM.
-0.11%
Will settle at 1:30 pm

So, how is the market performing during this holiday period? People at Bespoke Investment Group say that stock markets like the S&P 500 Index SPX,
+0.11%,
Well done. However, some strategists are predicting a degree of volatility that could knock the Nasdaq Composite comp.
+0.22%
Out of its record perch and deepening bearish for the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
-0.11%,

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