Percentage of the traders trading futures between 11:30 and 14:00?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by lojze, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. lojze


    As the movememnt of the markets is really unpredictable during those hours - how many of you fellow traders are trading the futures at this time?

    Probably the better traders are avoiding those times, right?

  2. maglia rosa

    maglia rosa Guest

    should probably specify a time zone and which markets you are referring to. it's always between 11:30 and 14:00 somewhere...
  3. you mean the midday doldrums !

    I trade them, I had never a problem to do so.
    Some say that only the most expirienced traders "may"
    trade them, I cannot say so. Sometimes it appears much
    easier to me than e.g. the first hour, when you
    don't have even 5 seconds to decide.
  4. FinStat


    sure.......there can be good opportunities during those hours
  5. jessie


    I know that in the grain pits at the CBOT, the activity level is no more than 20% of what it is closer to open & close.
  6. It depends on your style of trading ... I have found (proven through backtesting) that the setups and type of trading that I do have the most consistency between 11:30 and 14:00.