May I call you this or am I being to cordial to soon? The short answer is yes but please understand that the ES does have stoppages daily and on Friday until late Sunday afternoon. I find that at times I'll carry out a position if I'm working in a deep trend, furthermore if I'm awake early enough (I live on the west coast, United States) I'll buy into a developing trend pre-market hours. Often times some of the best action can be in the hour after the regular markets open as over night gaps tend to deepen or reverse so if you're only trading in the normal block hours you're going to miss opportunity. Now with all of this said I enjoy going to bed at night clean, most of the time, as I find I sleep much better. I'm not certain I could make it as a trader if I were limited to only after hours action. Additionally, this will depend on what instrument you trade. For example ES futures and options on futures will work but if your trading options on SPY they will close out at 4:15 daily. I trade the SPY options frequently so this factors into my timing as well. If I carry out I'll switch to options on the ES futures late day for trades that might be effected. Different animal though and one that takes many years of professional mentorship and practice on a paper trade account. I'm not saying options on SPY are a easy but one less layer of thought at least in my opinion. I should say I also respect others views on this subject these are just my thought.
Ive had a few shots in at the ES during Aussie/Asian hours its a differnt game completly, feels differnt, moves different. but everyone now and then you get some good moves be prepared to hold your trade for a while though and i wouldnt try scalping for a few ticks as its a bit choppy on most days. - Just from my observations i find i dont get stopped out as much during the asian time zone.
Why is that Mike? I am from Canada and they are pretty much the only futures broker with reasonable commissions that would accept me as a client. I have had them for well over a year and haven't had anything to complain about yet.
Thanks for any info, sorry to hijack the thread, I am also interested in potential of Globex ES trading which is brought me here. It does seem to be more and more active, especially in Euro session.