With Columbus Day 2022 fast approaching, many investors wonder if the bond market will open or close. The answer, unfortunately, is that it depends. While some bond markets will be open for business as usual, others will be closed in observance of the holiday. So, if you’re planning on doing any bond trading on Columbus Day, it’s important to check the schedule of your particular bond market in advance.
Is the Bond Market Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2022?
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the world’s most prominent bond markets, and it will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on October 10th, 2022. Other major U.S. stock exchanges, such as the Nasdaq and the American Stock Exchange, will also be closed on Columbus Day. This is significant because most bonds traded in the United States are traded on these exchanges.
The bonds that are traded on these exchanges are mostly government bonds, which the U.S. Treasury issues. The U.S. Treasury market will also be closed on Columbus Day, so there will be no trading of government bonds on that day. However, other types of bonds are not traded on exchanges, such as corporate bonds. These bonds can still be traded on Columbus Day, even though the stock exchanges and the Treasury market are closed.
In short, whether or not the bond market is open on Columbus Day 2022 depends on what type of bond you want to trade. If you’re looking to trade government bonds, you’ll have to wait until the day after Columbus Day since both the stock exchanges and the Treasury market will be closed. However, if you’re interested in trading corporate bonds, you’ll be able to do so since they don’t trade on exchanges.