Question for Night-time Futures Traders

Discussion in 'Trading' started by hayman, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. hayman



    I am a IB trader, and was wondering if any of you Futures traders trade in the night-time (American time, that is) session?

    If so, what contracts to do you trade, and is there sufficient liquidity during these hours, in your opinion?

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. lwlee


    I think the DAX has good action which starts around 3am EST. It trades at 25 euro per tick so at current exchange rates, you're talking $33 USD. If you can handle that, it's a nice instrument to trade.

    Nikkei starts around 9-10pm EST. But it can move slower than the ES.

    Btw, I wouldn't suggest trading so late unless you have to be up during those hours. Good health, physical and mental, is conducive to trading.
  4. Or more accurately, Nikkei starts at exactly 8 PM est.
  5. lwlee


    You are correct, sir.

    Haven't looked at the N225 in a while. Lots of action past few months. Damn thing is up like 30% on the year and it was higher after the recent correction.

  6. unless you're victor n. there is always enough liquidity
  7. hayman


    OK, thanks everyone for your input!
  8. BSAM


    I don't trade the overnight.
    Sufficient liquidity after 0300, if you're interested.