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Today, CME is the largest options and futures contracts open interest (number of contracts outstanding) of any futures exchange in the world, including any in New York City. The Merc trades several types of financial instruments: interest rates, equities, currencies, and commodities.When does the futures market open?
The majority of futures contracts start trading Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern time and close on Friday afternoon between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Eastern, depending on the commodity. Trading will stop for 30 to 60 minutes each day at the end of the business day.What are futures market hours?
Official market hours from 9:30 AM to 4 PM EST for ES. Many day traders also place trades in the hour leading up to the open, called the pre-market. Ideal time for day trading ES futures is between 8:30 and 10:30 AM, and 3 to 4 PM.