The November 5 Market Day was not one of the most memorable.
The Dow and S&P 500 suffered more than 500 points losses each, ending the day with big losses, and investors will most likely see plenty more volatility in the coming weeks.
But keep one eye on the clock.
Despite this, the markets typically stay open for a few business days after Thanksgiving, if the holiday falls on a Wednesday.
In order to do so, the economic calendar is always guarded against missing some of the biggest days on the stock market calendar, like the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve and Christmas.
In fact, between 2003 and 2018, there were only four days when the Dow closed lower than it did the week before the holiday: December 12, Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s Eve and Dec. 25.
The following week, on the other hand, there was a much wider range of stock market performance.
Here’s a look at when many of the biggest days on the stock market calendar fall and how the market fared on those days in recent years.