When and what products can I trade?

When can I trade?

The Trading Combine® is best for Intraday Futures traders who end their trading sessions in cash with a positive or negative Daily P/L. We require that our traders close their positions before 3:10:00 PM Central Time CT Monday through Friday and trading resumes at 5:00:00 PM CT Sunday through Thursday (trading closes for the weekend Friday at 3:10:00 PM CT).

All positions must be closed prior to 3:10:00 PM CT.  If you are trading a futures contract that closes before 3:10:00 PM, you need to exit that market prior to the daily close to ensure you are flat for the 3:10:00 PM CT hard cutoff.

Holding positions across trading days between 3:10 PM - 5:00 PM CT is not allowed in the 50K, 100K & 150K Trading Combine accounts.

Tip: Some futures markets close before 3:10 PM CT. If you are trading one of these products, you need to exit that market before the products' daily close.  

Supported futures that close before 3:10 PM CT include Corn (ZC), Wheat (ZW), Lean Hogs (HE), Live Cattle (LE), Soybeans (ZS), Soybean Meal (ZM), and Soybean Oil (ZL).

For special holiday hours, please also refer to the Holiday Schedule here.

What futures products can I trade?

The Trading Combine® includes a subset of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Futures Contracts included in the list below.

In addition to trading the specific products our program supports, we require our traders to participate in the “front month” contract. This means that you need to be able to identify the front month and also familiar with how to roll contracts forward when the front-month changes. 

Tip: Please see the “How to identify the Futures Front-Month Contract” article if you need help with the Front Month.

The CME Group products listed below are the products that traders can use to trade in the Trading Combine®

CME Equity Futures 
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Micro E-mini S&P (MES)*
E-mini NASDAQ 100 (NQ) Micro E-mini NASDAQ 100 (MNQ)*
E-mini Russell 2000 (RTY) Micro E-mini Russell 2000 (M2K)*
Nikkei NKD (NKD)  
CME Foreign Exchange Futures 
Australian $ (6A) British Pound (6B)
Canadian $ (6C) Euro FX (6E)
Japanese Yen (6J) Swiss Franc (6S)
E-mini Euro FX (E7)  
CME Agricultural Futures
Lean Hogs (HE) Live Cattle (LE)
Crude Oil (CL) E-mini Crude Oil (QM)
Natural Gas (NG) E-mini Natural Gas (QG)
CME CBOT Agricultural Futures
Corn (ZC) Wheat (ZW)
Soybeans (ZS) Soybean Meal (ZM)
Soybean Oil (ZL)  
CME CBOT Equity Futures
Mini-DOW (YM) Micro Mini-DOW (MYM)*
CME CBOT Financial/Interest Rate Futures
2-Year Note (ZT) 5-Year Note (ZF)
10-Year Note (ZN) Ultra-Note (TN)
30-Year Bond (ZB) Ultra-Bond (UB)
Eurodollar (GE)  
Gold (GC) Silver (SI)
Copper (HG)  

*Please Note: Micros products are not available on the CTS T4 platform.


Do you want to hold trades longer?

You can find more information here about our Swing Trading Combine!



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