The trading times for day trading futures contracts depend on the exchange on which they are traded and the specific contract being traded. Here Leeloo looks at the general trading times for some of the major futures exchanges around the world.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Most CME futures contracts are traded from 6pm CT on Sunday, to 4pm CT on Friday, with a one-hour break from 4pm to 5pm CT every day.
Some contracts, such as currency futures and futures on the S&P 500 Index, have extended trading hours until 5:00pm CT on weekdays.
New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
Most NYMEX futures contracts are traded from 6pm ET on Sunday, to 4pm ET on Friday, with a one-hour break from 4pm to 5pm ET every day.
Some contracts, such as crude oil and natural gas futures, have extended trading hours until 5pm ET on weekdays.
What is Eurex? Eurex is a European futures exchange that trades a variety of financial and commodity futures and options.
Trading hours vary depending on the contract, but generally run from 9am CET to 5:30pm CET on weekdays.
Trading hours for major futures exchanges around the world
Trading hours for COMEX futures markets are as follows:
Metals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, etc): Trading is available Sunday through Friday from 6pm to 5pm the following day, with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5pm.
Other products: Trading hours may vary depending on the specific product.
You can find more information about trading hours for specific products on the COMEX website or by contacting COMEX directly.
Trading hours for NYMEX futures markets are as follows:
Crude Oil, RBOB Gasoline, Heating Oil: Trading is available Sunday through Friday from 6pm to 5pm the following day, with a 45 minute break each day beginning at 5pm.
Natural Gas: Trading is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 2:30pm.
Metals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, etc): Trading is available Sunday through Friday from 6pm to 5pm the following day, with a 45 minute break each day beginning at 5pm.
Other Energy and Agricultural products: Trading hours may vary depending on the specific product.
You can find more information about trading hours for specific products on the NYMEX website or by contacting NYMEX directly.
It's important to note that when Day Trading futures, these are general trading times and specific contracts may have different trading hours.
In certain circumstances with futures trading, such as during times of market volatility or other unusual market conditions, trading may be extended beyond these hours.
It's always a good idea to check the trading hours for a particular contract before trading.
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