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2011 Stock Market Holidays

And now, without further ado, I give you this year’s U.S. stock market holidays. These coveted days sprinkled across the calendar give us a legitimate reason to stay out of the office, something to celebrate, and are great for planning extended weekend vacations around. May you make the most of yours!

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New Year’s Day – Nonexistent*

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 17, 2011

President’s Day – February 21, 2011**

Good Friday – April 22, 2011

Memorial Day – May 30, 2011

Independence Day – July 4, 2011

Labor Day – September 5, 2011

Thanksgiving – November 24, 2011

Christmas Day – December 26, 2011 (observed for December 25)

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* We got jipped this year!

**Despite technically having the day off, I opted to work in exchange for a free day later in the year. The way I see it, I’d much rather spend a precious day off work traveling the globe than hanging around Memphis on a dreary Monday in February. But that’s just me.

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2010 Stock Market Holidays

For those of you flipping through your day planner (I couldn’t survive without mine!) and arranging your year, or for those who just need to be reminded that there are vacation days on the horizon, I am posting a list of 2010 stock market holidays. While this certainly does not include all holidays (why the stock market doesn’t halt for National Punctuation Day is beyond me), it lists the nine days of this year that the major American exchanges are closed, which is worthwhile information for those of us in the financial industry, with a job, in school, and/or residing in the United States. I think that covers most all of us.  

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New Year’s Day – January 1, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 18, 2010

President’s Day – February 15, 2010

Good Friday – April 2, 2010

Memorial Day – May 31, 2010

Independence Day – July 5, 2010 (observed for July 4)

Labor Day – September 6, 2010

Thanksgiving – November 25, 2010

Christmas Day – December 24, 2010 (observed for December 25)

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