What sort of trading occurs for index futures when cash markets are closed?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by Amatrue, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Amatrue

    Amatrue

    When the US and EU cash markets have closed, the index future movements get very tight. Are these movements purely speculation when hedging and dispersion trading are less likely to occur?
     
  2. Cannon_Trading

    Cannon_Trading Sponsor

    pretty much an extended overnight session. Market sentiment and any news or lack of news will influence price action.
    Looks like today it is pretty much a continuation of Friday's late session breakout push.
     
  3. Watch it for 30 days and find out. It moves as the various markets open. Then goes tight in between.
     
  4. Overnight

    Overnight

    What does your heart tell you?

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    Those are Eastern Times tonight.

     
  5. Slick60

    Slick60

    Terrific opportunities.
     
  6. Cannon_Trading

    Cannon_Trading Sponsor

    There can be some big moves at times, especially when news hit and/ or when the diff. markets across the world open.
    Watch price action when far east starts trading, then Europe.
     
  7. Amatrue

    Amatrue

    Other than news, what do the indices follow during eu or asia market sessions when the indicies' underlying are closed.
     
  8. Cannon_Trading

    Cannon_Trading Sponsor

    underlying sentiment , if any, in the global markets. So for example if China opens much lower, US may follow initially overnight.
     
  9. rucyrat

    rucyrat

    No day is the same as the previous day if we talk about any of the markets. This is what helps us in planning our strategies accordingly so that we can make profits from these market movements.