background. 1. A couple of years ago, the bund had a fixed open about 8am ( i dont remember exactly). I have not traded it for years, and now I want to come back. I realized they extended the trading hours to 1:15-22:00, near 24 hours a day. 2. I plan to mostly focus on the five minute chart. question what are the 'core' trading hours for the bund, in Central european time? or cash session? Does it change for the summer time? Should I set it to the euromean stock market trading hours? or simply leave it 24 hours? purpose of the question 1. First, I would like to get rid of prices/candles outside the 'core' hours in my all my charts, especially my MP. For the e-mini S&P, most of my charts only show from 9:30-16:15 (ny time) since I think thats the most significant and the patterns from the end of previous trading day often continues into the open. (what would be the equivalent hours for the bund?) 2. for market profile, if my leave my chart to show trading from all hours, the profile becomes unecessarily large and unhelpful. This is especially true about IB (initial balance), which used to inform my trading decision a lot. __ Perhaps I should leave my daily and hourly chart as is at 00-24, set my profile to 8-18 and my 5 min to 8-22?