Trading Hours

One crucial element that can significantly impact your success is understanding and adhering to the permitted trading schedule. By staying in sync with the market's rhythm, you can seize opportunities, minimize risks, and make informed trading decisions!

Our trading hours for CME instruments are based on Chicago US Time (CT), and here’s the schedule:

Sunday to Friday

CME Globex

6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

(5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT)*

60-minute break each day starting at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT)*

Sunday to Friday

Monday to Thursday

CME ClearPort

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. ET

(5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. CT)*

15-minute maintenance window between 6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET (5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT)*

Managing your time effectively is a key factor in achieving a successful trading experience. By staying aware of these trading hours, you can plan your trades strategically and seize opportunities with confidence.

To stay up-to-date with the latest schedules and information, we recommend visiting the official Exchange website:

For our traders situated in different time zones, these tools can help you seamlessly align with the trading schedule and make the most of your trading sessions.

To safeguard the integrity of your trading account, it's important to close all positions by the end of the trading day. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the deactivation of your account. By following these guidelines, you not only protect your account but also demonstrate a commitment to responsible trading practices. Remember, discipline and adherence to the rules are key traits of successful traders!

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