Question about hours for ES

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by maciek, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. maciek


    I am super confused about how the hours work for ES.

    MON-THURS: 5:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    (Daily maintenance shutdown 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
    SUN: 5:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m

    Let me get this straight, please correct me if I am wrong

    Trading Occurs from:

    Monday 5:00 PM - Tuesday 3:15 PM
    Tuesday 3:30 PM - Wednesday 4:30 PM
    Wednesday 5:00 PM - Thursday 3:15 PM
    Thursday 3:30 PM - Friday 4:30 PM
    Sunday 5:00 PM - Monday 3:15 PM

    Is this all correct?:confused:
  2. Monday trading closes @3:15pm CST
    Opens back up @3:30pm CST until 4:30pm CST and then is closed.
    Opens back up @5:00pm CST and STAYS open until 3:15pm CST the next day.
    Market opens up @5:00pm CST on Sunday night and stays open until Monday @3:15pm CST.

    So, just think of the 15 minute break each afternoon, followed by another hour open, then a 30 minute break and then open again until the next day it closes @3:15pm CST

    It seems confusing but try following softs and grains--ha ha!!


    Archbishop Hedvig Von Dikkeman IV
  3. maciek


    Thanks, I appreciate it.