Allowed products and trading times

All positions must be closed prior to 3:10:00 PM Central Time (Chicago, CT). 

You can then restart trading at 5:00:00 PM CT.

All EUREX positions must be closed prior to 21:50:00 CET (Central European Time). 

An asterisk (*) indicates a product with an earlier close than 3:10:00 PM CT and/or a later open than 5:00:00 PM CT. If the product you are trading has an asterisk please refer to the CME site and follow the times listed there. The links are provided below.

All traders must only trade the “front” (most liquid/highest volume) contract month for all products. Overnight trading is permitted, although positions must be closed prior to a product’s electronic market close or 3:10 PM CT (whichever comes first).


VolFix displays the local time of the selected ticker. Be careful when trading on NYMEX and EUREX.

In order to find out the current time in Chicago, select the ES ticker in any of the VolFix windows.

All NYMEX tickers (CL, QM, NG, QG) are traded according to New York time, which is why the chart in VolFix shows the time one hour ahead relative to Chicago time (15:10 Chicago = 16:10 New York), that is, positions on NYMEX should be closed until 16:10 according to the time displayed on the chart.

All tickers on EUREX are traded according to Central European Time (CET / CEST).

CME Equity Futures

CME Foreign Exchange Futures

CME Agricultural Futures


CME CBOT Agricultural Futures

CME CBOT Equity Futures

CME CBOT Financial/Interest Rate Futures


EUREX Futures

* For instruments marked *, the opening and closing time of a trading session differs from the normal times, please follow the link of the instrument you are interested in to familiarize yourself with its opening times
** The current account buy power is indicated in the LMI Trade Report