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.
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 30K, 50K, 100K & 150K Trading Combine accounts.
Tip: Corn (ZC), Wheat (ZW), Lean Hogs (HE), Live Cattle (LE), Soybeans (ZS), Soybean Meal (ZM), & Soybean Oil (ZL) close before 3:10:00 PM CT. If you are trading one of these products you need to exit that market prior to the products' daily close to ensure you are flat for the 3:10:00 PM CT cutoff.
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 “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)|
|CME NYMEX Futures|
|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)|
|CME COMEX Futures|
|Gold (GC)||Silver (SI)|
Why can't I trade DAX or BUND in the Trading Combine®?
Unfortunately, we do not have access to Eurex products in the simulated environments. While in the Trading Combine®, you will only have access to trade CME Group products.
If you normally trade DAX or BUND, some alternative products available on the CME are below.
BUND: 10-Year Note (ZN) - The BUND is similar to a Treasury Note and is 10 years in duration, therefore it trades similarly to the US 10-Year Note.
DAX (FDAX): E-mini S&P 500 (ES), Mini-DOW (YM), and E-mini NASDAQ 100 (NQ) - The US markets listed below will also be similar to the DAX, although not as strongly correlated. However, if you are used to the movements of the markets of the DAX, you can better anticipate how the NQ, YM or ES will move.
With that said, in a Funded Account®, you have the option to trade products on the EUREX exchange.
Do you want to hold trades longer?
You can find more information here about our SwingTrading Combine!