Trading Times - Emini Index Futures Trading | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Trading Times
Updated: Views / Replies:613 / 7
Created: by Ninj4Man Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors – all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you don’t need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Trading Times

  #1 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Auckland
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini
 
Posts: 10 since Jul 2016
Thanks: 4 given, 4 received

Trading Times

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

Reply With Quote
 
  #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.

 
  #3 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Boca Raton
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Variety
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, LLC
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
mattz's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,943 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 1,849 given, 2,613 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary



Ninj4Man View Post
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.

Matt Z
Optimus Futures

There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to mattz for this post:
 
  #4 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Auckland
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini
 
Posts: 10 since Jul 2016
Thanks: 4 given, 4 received

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?

Thanks

Reply With Quote
 
  #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
Leeds UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: FXTrade
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers, CapitalSpreads, Oanda
Favorite Futures: GBP/USD
 
Tymbeline's Avatar
 
Posts: 391 since Apr 2015
Thanks: 861 given, 470 received


Ninj4Man View Post
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.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Tymbeline for this post:
 
  #6 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Auckland
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: Emini
 
Posts: 10 since Jul 2016
Thanks: 4 given, 4 received


Tymbeline View Post
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?

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


Last edited by Ninj4Man; July 20th, 2016 at 09:10 PM. Reason: adding picture
Reply With Quote
 
  #7 (permalink)
Every Day I'm a n00b
San Tan Valley, AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT7
Broker/Data: IB, Tallinex, & 10 others.
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
FABRICATORX's Avatar
 
Posts: 195 since Jun 2013
Thanks: 693 given, 159 received

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.

Hope this helps

-Jimmy
Reply With Quote
 
  #8 (permalink)
Elite Member
knoxville tennessee usa
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: nijia trader
Broker/Data: A.M.P. I.Q. ....C.Q.G.
Favorite Futures: ym
 
Posts: 390 since Mar 2012
Thanks: 83 given, 158 received

trading times

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 ..

Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > > Trading Times

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

July Journal Challenge w/$1100 in prizes from TopstepTrader

July
 

An Afternoon with FIO member Softsoap

Elite only

Battlestations: Show us your trading desks and win $750 in prizes

August
 

Extended Ask Me Anything w/Brett Steenbarger

Elite only

Prototyping Python Strategies (part 3) w/Ran Aroussi

Elite only

Brannigan Barrett w/Axia Futures

Elite only

Introduction to Phillip Capital futures brokerage services

Aug TBD

How Monte Carlo Analysis Can Help Your Trading w/Kevin Davey

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trading Times Indicator Doppio NinjaTrader 7 May 20th, 2016 01:11 PM
ACSIL help with trading times shanemcdonald28 Sierra Chart 5 August 17th, 2014 02:56 PM
Volatility filtered trading times ZTR Elite Automated Trading 10 September 26th, 2010 10:20 AM
CL trading times inventories impact markets tony2604 Commodities Futures Trading 22 August 15th, 2010 01:02 PM
Certain times excluded from trading vast NinjaTrader Programming 10 August 7th, 2009 06:09 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 PM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-07-25 in 0.10 seconds with 19 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.92.128.223