Is the stock market open on Christmas Eve?

THE stock market will be open for business on December 24, but will shut down early in anticipation of Christmas.

Wall Streetwill be completely dark the following day to celebrate the biggest holiday of the year.

Is the stock market open on Christmas Eve?

The stock market will be open on Thursday, December 24, but will not operate under normal business hours.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will shut down at 1 pm while bond markets will close one hour later at 2 pm.

Wall Street's gains on December 23 were modest but widespread, according to The Associated Press.

Nearly three out of four stocks in the S&P 500 were rising, and stocks of companies that would benefit the most from a healthier economy were doing the heaviest lifting.

The stock market will be open for full trading on New Year’s Eve.

Here is the complete holiday schedule for the stock market.

What is Nasdaq?

Nasdaq is a financial services corporation that owns and operates the Nasdaq stock market.

"We are creating more market choice and opportunity to help unleash the dynamic, entrepreneurial spirit that drives the US economy," reads the corporation's website.

It rose to a record closing high earlier this week, according to Yahoo.

Nasdaq launched in 1971.

Will the stock market be open on Christmas Day?

There will be no trading on December 25 – and all banks, post offices and other public offices will be closed.

Most businesses and restaurants will be dark as well.

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