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
- E-mini S&P 500 (ES)
- Micro E-mini S&P 500 (MES) (1 MES contract = 0.1 ES contract. Max positions size is 10x times more than ES)
- Nikkei NKD (NKD) (only on 30/50/100/150k accounts)
- E-mini NASDAQ 100 (NQ)
- Micro E-mini NASDAQ 100 (MNQ) (1 MNQ contract = 0.1 NQ contract. Max positions size is 10x times more than NQ)
- E-mini Russell 2000 (RTY)
- Micro E-mini Russell 2000 (M2K) (1 M2K contract = 0.1 RTY contract. Max positions size is 10x times more than RTY)
CME Foreign Exchange Futures
- Australian $ (6A)
- British Pound (6B)
- Canadian $ (6C)
- Euro FX (6E)
- Japanese Yen (6J)
- Swiss Franc (6S)
- New Zealand Dollar (6N)
- Mexican Peso (6M)
- E-mini Euro FX (E7)
CME Agricultural Futures
CME NYMEX Futures
CME CBOT Agricultural Futures
CME CBOT Equity Futures
- Mini-DOW (YM)
- Micro Mini-DOW (MYM) (1 MYM contract = 0.1 YM contract. Max positions size is 10x times more than YM)
CME CBOT Financial/Interest Rate Futures
- 2-Year Note (ZT)
- 5-Year Note (ZF)
- 10-Year Note (ZN)
- Ultra-Note (TN)
- 30-Year Bond (ZB)
- Ultra-Bond (UB) (only on 30/50/100/150k accounts)
- Eurodollar (GE)
CME COMEX Futures
- Gold (GC)
- E-micro Gold (MGC) (1 MGC contract = 0.1 GC contract. Max positions size is 10x times more than GC)
- Silver (SI) (only on 100/150k accounts)
- Copper (HG)
- Mini-DAX (FDXM)*
- DAX (FDAX)* (Margin 35000 EUR, 1 contract requires 3.5 buy power in the LMI Trade Report** or 3.5 lots of scaling plan) Please read this article.
- EURO STOXX 50 (FESX)*
- Euro Bund (10yr) (FGBL)*
* 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
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