The basics: Trading hours for S&P 500 futures.

There are two different sets of hours.  One for the pit and one for Globex.

The pit hours start at 8:30 AM CT to 3:15 PM CT  and reopens for a couple minutes once brokers are finished clearing their decks, this is called the post.  The pit is open on non-holiday weekdays.  It is possible to trade the pit electronically but I do not know anyone that does it.

Globex opens on Sunday at 5:oo PM CT to 3:15 pm the following day and 3:30 to 4:30 and than 5:00 PM CT to 3:15 the next day.  Said more simply.  Non-holidays Globex opens on Sunday at 5 and closes on Friday at 3:15.  During the weekday it is closed from 3:15 PM CT for 15 minutes and 4:30 PM CT for 30 minutes, except on Friday.

In the case of a holiday it depends on when the holiday occurs if the market is open and its hours.

For more CME product hours click here.

For CME hoilday schedules click here.

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3 Responses to The basics: Trading hours for S&P 500 futures.

  1. I wish more people would read this post. So many people ask this question each week.

  2. Eric Scott says:

    I’ve never read anything like this before. Very unique and great information. Thanks!

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