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Hello
I am trying to work out when the best time to trade the emini s&p would be, as it's a 23hr market I wondered if it could be traded at anytime or is it best to stick to the US or UK open times.
Any advice would be welcomed

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Hello
I am trying to work out when the best time to trade the emini s&p would be, as it's a 23hr market I wondered if it could be traded at anytime or is it best to stick to the US or UK open times.
Any advice would be welcomed

thanks
NM

In my opinion you should consider liquidity, and during the US open this is where it is concentrated (9.30 EST to 4.15 EST)
You can trade during other sessions, but you would not be able to scalp with the same ease, if that is your intention.

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Hi Mattz

Although I am not live trading, I watch the ES chart everyday and often see some big bull and bear trends out of the US trade hours and can't help but think why limit myself to this time window when this is a 23hr market surely there are other opportunities outside of this time to take a profitable trade?

My understanding of is the trade times is US 8.30 -9.30 am to 5.pm (CT) then a 1 hour break 5pm to 6pm then the overnight session begins - not sure which market opens at this time but from 3am (CT) to 11.30 am (CT) this is the UK trade times any ideas where to fill the time gaps in?

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I watch the ES chart everyday and often see some big bull and bear trends out of the US trade hours and can't help but think why limit myself to this time window when this is a 23hr market surely there are other opportunities outside of this time to take a profitable trade?



One way to do that is to trade from constant-volume bars rather than from time-defined or tick-defined bars. That's a way of "taking volume fluctuations into account", in a semi-automated way, within your trading parameters.

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One way to do that is to trade from constant-volume bars rather than from time-defined or tick-defined bars. That's a way of "taking volume fluctuations into account", in a semi-automated way, within your trading parameters.

Sounds interesting, can this type of setup be done in Ninjatrader I've added a vol indicator to give me an idea of volume throughout the day.
I have added an example of what I see on my vol indicator although the chart is in a up trend should I avoid trading when the volume is low regardless of trend?


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To not give away the farm, I implore you to not trade the open.

All of our algos and our HFTs are hyperspecific to their timeframe, and operate independent to each other, but are led by a single captain to hit the collective targets.

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the most productive is from 945 EST until 1146 EST after that you have a dull period until 2 to 3 pm. then you are running into the close..if you can not trade in that time frame ...from 12 to 415 is not going to be easy//// have you herd dummy money trades the open ..smart money trades the close...i have found that to be true at grate expense ..

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