Comments for December 31, 2010
Looking ahead to Friday by reflecting back on Thursday
Futures and options trading is speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss. Futures and options trading is not suitable for all investors
NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY TRADING SCHEDULE FOR U.S. FUTURES MARKETS
Friday, some markets close early. The NYSE is open on Friday, December 31, 2010
All times shown are Chicago (Central) time
Friday, December 31, 2010
CME Group/CBOT & CME: Stock index futures trade regular hours for Globex and open-outcry trading. Currency and interest rate products close at Noon for for the open-outcry (trading floor) session and at 12:15 pm for the Globex session. Commodities close at Noon for the trading floor session (12:02 for CME commodity options); CME Ags and Lumber, CBOT & KCBT grains close at Noon on Globex. MGEX products close at 12:15 on Globex.
CME Group/NYMEX & COMEX: Energies & metals trade regular hours trading floor (open-outcry) session; and early close at 3:15 pm on Globex.
ICE Futures US: Softs trade regular times for trading floor & electronic sessions. Dollar Index closes at Noon for trading floor (open outcry) session and at 12:15 pm for electronic session. Stock index products close regular time for trading floor session and at 3:15 pm for electronic session.
NYSE Liffe US: Precious Metals close at 3:15 pm.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
CME Group/CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX: Regular Sunday Globex openings except Livestock & Lumber will remain closed until their regularly scheduled open on Monday, Jan. 3.
Monday, January 3, 2011
ICE Futures US: Cotton & OJ have regular hours but Coffee, Cocoa and Sugar are closed.
All times shown above are Central (Chicago) Time.
I wish our readers a very Happy (and safe) New Year’s and wish everyone a prosperous 2011!
TRADING FUTURES, OPTIONS ON FUTURES AND FOREX IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS.
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. Email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free (888) 281-4158.
Futures and options trading is speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss. Futures and options trading is not suitable for all investors. The information in this Report and the opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. All known news and events have already been factored into the price of the underlying commodities discussed.