Upcoming Trading Holidays: Here’s the Schedule

The next trading holiday is Monday, Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On this day, CME Group Equity products will halt at 1 p.m. US/Eastern and resume at 6:00 p.m. US/Eastern. Note that Interest Rate, FX, NYMEX, and COMEX products may observe other hours, so please check the official CME Group schedule for further […]

Note These Upcoming 2020 & 2021 Trading Holidays

Trading Holidays 2020-2021

As a trader, it’s important to pay attention to trading holidays. You probably want to avoid volatile or slow conditions that can occur on or around holidays. The following information focuses on CME Group equity products such as the E-mini S&P. If you would like to know the hours associated with other exchanges (NYBOT/ICE, NYMEX, […]

July 4 (Independence Day) Trading Holiday Hours

This is just a quick reminder about the upcoming U.S. trading holiday, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. For those of you outside of the U.S., this holiday is called Independence Day. It’s also referred to as “July Fourth” or “Fourth of July.” On the day before (July 3), CME equities halt trading at 1:15 p.m. US/Eastern […]

CME E-mini and Equity Trading Hours Explained

We often get asked for the official E-mini S&P 500 (ES) trading hours. The CME Group website has all the hours listed for the various E-mini markets as well as other equities, energies, commodities, and interest rate markets. Click the image below to see the full list. Highlighted is the regular E-mini S&P 500 market […]

Good Friday 2015 Trading Hours

We’ve had a few calls and questions during the Mentorship training about the CME / ES trading hours for tomorrow’s Good Friday holiday. Simply put, the CME equities like the E-mini S&P 500 will be closed tomorrow as of 9:15 a.m. EDT (UTC-4, New York Time) onward. The next time they open is Sunday evening […]

Top 10 Rules for Beginner Traders

1. Have an entry and exit plan Knowing when to get in, when to get out, and what to do if the trade fails is extremely important.  In other words, have an entry strategy, profit target and stop loss. 2. Avoid the first 15 minutes when a market opens This period of time is usually […]

CME Thanksgiving Trading Hours / NinjaTrader CL Fix

If you’ve been following our blog, hopefully you caught NInja Trader introduced this week. After you make this change, disconnect and reconnect to your data feed. This is a reminder of the CME Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule this week. Read the official CME statement here. For our non-U.S. friends, we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22. […]

CME Changes Hours – Update Your Charts

Significant news this week regarding for traders of the E-Mini S&P 500 (ES), YM (Mini-sized Dow), NQ (E-Mini NASDAQ-100) and EMD (E-Mini S&P MidCap 400) – as of Sunday, November 18, 2012 the close of the CME Globex for electronically traded equity index futures contracts will change from 4:15 p.m. US/Eastern to 5:15 p.m. US/Eastern. […]

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