What’s Up, What’s Down: Change to Trading Hours for Ice Soft Contracts
Comments for Thursday, March 26, 2009
CHANGE TO TRADING HOURS FOR ICE SOFTS CONTRACTS – Effective March 30, 2009
Effective with the start of trading on Sunday, March 29 (for trade date March 30), the ICE Futures US Exchange is revising electronic trading hours for its agricultural futures and options. The new electronic trading hours for these products will be: (times shown are NY time)Â·
Sugar (No.11): 3:30 am Open – 2:00 pm CloseÂ·
Coffee: 3:30 am Open – 2:00 pm CloseÂ·
Cocoa: 4:00 am Open – 2:00 pm CloseÂ·
Cotton: 9:00 pm Open – 2:30 pm CloseÂ·
FCOJ: 8:00 am Open – 2:00 pm Close.
Additionally, trading floor (open outcry) trading hours for Cotton Options are also changing. Cotton Options on the floor will now open at 10:30 am (closing time remains 2:15 pm).
Times shown above are NY time.
See the balance of my morning comments, including the Softs, Energies, Metals and Grains, at my website. For my complete coverage, visit my commentary page at www.markethead.com.
Rick Alexander has been a broker and analyst in the futures business for over thirty years. He is a Vice-President for Sales and Trading at the Zaner Group (www.zaner.com) a Chicago-based futures brokerage firm. If you would like a free booklet explaining the charts mentioned above, email Rick at email@example.com.