US stock market trading hours: the 4 most important US futures exchanges

At InsiderWeek, we only trade US futures. You can find the trading hours of the most important US exchanges in this article.

1. When are the US stock markets open?

The tables show you the electronic trading hours of the most important US futures exchanges:

Indices Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
E-Mini S&P 500 CME Globex 00.00 – 22.15 Uhr
22.30 – 23.00 Uhr
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 CME Globex 01.00 – 23.15 Uhr
23.30 – 24.00 Uhr
E-Mini DOW CME Globex/ECBOT 00.00 – 22.15 Uhr
22.30 – 23.00 Uhr
Financials Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
30 Year US T- Bonds CME Globex/ECBOT 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
10 Year US T- Notes CME Globex/ECBOT 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Currencies Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
Euro FX CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
E-Mini Euro FX CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Swiss Franc CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
British Pound CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Australian Dollar CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
New Zealand Dollar CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Canadian Dollar CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Japanese Yen CME Globex 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Mexican Peso CME Globex 02.00 – 23.00 Uhr
US-Dollar Index ICE 02.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Metals Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
Gold CME Globex COMEX 00.00 – 23.15 Uhr
Silber CME Globex COMEX 00.00 – 23.15 Uhr
Platin CME Globex COMEX 00.00 – 23.15 Uhr
Palladium CME Globex COMEX 00.00 – 23.15 Uhr
Copper CME Globex COMEX 00.00 – 23.15 Uhr
Energies Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
Crude Oil CME Globex NYMEX 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
RBOB Gasoline CME Globex NYMEX 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Heating Oil CME Globex NYMEX 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Natural Gas CME Globex NYMEX 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
E-Mini Crude Oil CME Globex NYMEX 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
E-Mini Natural Gas CME Globex NYMEX 00.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Brent Crude Oil ICE 02.00 – 24.00 Uhr
Grains Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
Corn CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Wheat CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Oats CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Rough Rice CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Soybeans CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Soybean Oil CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Soybean Meal CME Globex CBOT 02.00 – 14.45 Uhr
15.30 – 20.20 Uhr
Softs Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
Cotton ICE NYBOT 03.00 – 20.20 Uhr
Cocoa ICE NYBOT 10.45 – 19.30 Uhr
Sugar #11 ICE NYBOT 09.30 – 19.00 Uhr
Coffee ICE NYBOT 10.15 – 19.30 Uhr
Orange Juice ICE NYBOT 14.00 – 20.00 Uhr
Lumber CME Globex 16.00 – 22.05 Uhr
Fleischmärkte Trading venue Trading hours (CET)
Live Cattle CME Globex 15.30 – 20.05 Uhr
Feeder Cattle CME Globex 15.30 – 20.05 Uhr
Lean Hogs CME Globex 15.30 – 20.05 Uhr

2. What do you need to know about trading hours?

2.1 Main Trading Hours

Main trading hours are a relic from the days of floor trading, when stock traders executed orders through hand signals and shouts.

Nowadays, electronic trading has almost completely replaced floor trading. The advent of computers, the expansion of product offerings, and globalization have changed stock trading.

However, trading hours have been expanded as a result.

2.2 Trading Hours of the Major US Futures Exchanges

The chart shows (a part of) the trading hours at the major futures exchanges in New York and Chicago in the USA. The time indications are based on Central European Time (CET). You can see that the exchanges in Chicago and New York have different trading hours. In New York, trading hours for individual commodities also differ from each other.

You can see that electronic trading at the futures exchanges in the USA is possible in many markets almost 24 hours a day.



Sources:

Website of CME-Group: https://www.cmegroup.com/

Website of Intercontinental Exchange: https://www.theice.com/index

About the author

Max Schulz is a professional futures and commodities trader. He is the founder and head of InsiderWeek. For many years he has been helping people achieve their financial goals by training them in futures trading.

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