A trading calendar that every trader needs to note down

By March 2, 2015 Economy No Comments
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Regardless of your experience in trading, you need to know when it is wise to trade, and when it is not. There are various factors that can turn a trade into a success, but unfortunately the opposite applies as well. Knowing in advance when there will be trading holidays will help you to be well-prepared and to plan you moves in advance as best as possible. Let’s have a look at a list of trading holidays that will take place during 2015- make a note of these, and make sure you always have the dates in the back of your head.

Think global

First off, if your trading involves international stocks (and you know it will, sooner or later), it’s crucial to know not only the local holidays but also foreign ones. The New York Stock Exchange has a list of 2015 trading holidays- and if you want to trade big, you should take note of these:

  • New Year’s Day- January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 19
  • Washington’s Birthday-February 16
  • Good Friday- April 3
  • Memorial Day- May 25
  • Independence Day- July 4 (Observed July 3)
  • Labor Day- September 7
  • Thanksgiving Day- November 26 (Please note that each market will close early at 1:00 p.m. local time on Friday, November 27, 2015, the day after Thanksgiving. Crossing Session orders are accepted beginning at 1:00 p.m. for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. on this date.)
  • Christmas Day- December 25 (Another similar note: each market will close early at 1:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Crossing Session orders will be accepted beginning at 1:00 p.m. for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. on this date.)

Or think local…

The trading holidays in India differ from those that you will encounter internationally, but since you will also be dealing with local stocks and companies, you should be aware of them as well. Here is a list of the trading holidays in India in 2015:

  • Republic day- January 26
  • Mahashivratri- February 17
  • Holi – March 6
  • Ram Navami – March 28
  • Mahavir Jayanti – April 2
  • Good Friday – April 3
  • Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti – April 14
  • Maharashtra Day – May 1
  • Id-uI-Fitar (Ramzan ID)- July 18
  • Independence Day- August 15
  • Ganesh Chaturthi – September 17
  • Bakri ID – September 25
  • Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti – October 2
  • Dussehra – October 22
  • Muharram- October 24
  • Diwali-Laxmi Pujan – November 11
  • Diwali-Balipratipada – November 12
  • Gurunanak Jayanti – November 25
  • Christmas – December 25

Whatever your trading plans may be for 2015, make sure you always keep an eye on the trading holiday calendar. Remember planning and strategic thinking are key when it comes to a successful trade, so get the odds in your favor and trade smart!

Ashish Mehta

About Ashish Mehta

Ashish has done his Masters in finance and marketing. He’s acquired good work experience from companies like Oxyzen Financial, SIHL, Ventura Securities, Kifs Securities Pvt. Ltd. His stock broking motto is “Buy right, Sit tight”. Traveling is what he does for fun in his leisure time, and he lives in Ahmedabad.

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