What holidays affect my trading schedule for the Trading Combine® and Pro Account®?

Understanding CME Protocol for Holidays:

When preparing your trading sessions around the Holidays, the first thing is to understand if your data provider follows the “CME Protocol” for Holidays.

Tip: Check the table below to see if the Trading Platform you are using Follows CME Protocol

What does it mean to follow the CME Protocol for Holidays?

CME may merge multiple calendar days into one trading day on recognized holidays where there are abbreviated trading hours. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, and there are shortened trading hours on that Monday, the exchange may count all P/L from Sunday’s Open through Tuesday’s Close as a single trading day.

What does it mean if the platform I am using does NOT follow CME Protocol?

This means that each day, including holidays with abbreviated trading hours, will count as individual days. P/Ls and drawdowns will be reset each calendar day.

CME Protocol Y/N

Trading Platform Data Provider
No

TSTrader®

TradingView

CQG
Yes

NinjaTrader
Sierra Chart

Jigsaw daytradr

MultiCharts

R|Trader

Rithmic
T4 CTS

Understanding the Abbreviated Hours around Holidays and Flattening Requirements:

Below are the holidays observed by the CME. The list includes holiday market closures as well holiday abbreviated trading hours. Failure to flatten your position before an early close will be considered a rule violation. Please note that there are no additional trading restrictions for the Trading Combine® or Pro Account® other than the adjustments outlined below.

This information applies to Trading Combine® and Pro Account®. If you are trading in the Live Funded Account® and Premium Funded Account®, please see this article for Holiday Trading.

Tip: Trading days with early closes are the ones you will want to consider the CME Protocol mentioned above.

2022 Holiday Trading Hours:

  • President’s Day 
    • Monday, February 21: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.
  • Good Friday 
    • Friday, April 15: Markets Closed. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT on Sunday, April 17.
  • Memorial Day
    • Monday, May 30: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT. 
  • Juneteenth 
    • Monday, June 20: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT. 
  • Independence Day 
    • Friday, July 1: Normal Hours
    • Monday, July 4: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT. 
  • Labor Day 
    • Monday, September 5: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.
  • Thanksgiving 
    • Wednesday, November 23: Normal Hours
    • Thursday, November 24: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.
    • Friday, November 25: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT on Sunday, November 27.
  • Christmas 
    • Friday, December 23: Normal Hours
    • Sunday, December 25: Markets Closed
    • Monday, December 26: Markets Closed. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.
    • Tuesday, December 27: Normal Hours 
  • New Year’s 
    • Friday, December 30: Normal Hours
    • Sunday, January 1: Markets Closed
    • Monday, January 2: Markets Closed. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.
    • Tuesday, January 3: Normal Hours

Holiday Calendar:

Please note the view can be toggled to Week, Month, or Agenda options. 

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