Frequently Asked Questions
Many Different Questions come up over and over and we would like to provide some easy and quick answers to them for our members.
Q: What contracts do you trade at Night?
A: We only trade the E-Mini (ES) S&P 500 Futures Index Contract – Learn one market and Learn it well!
Q: Is there Sufficient Volume in the Market at Night to Trade?
A: The Volume in the ES Contract during the Globex Session is very liquid and provides ample volume to trade during our hours of operation overnight.
Q: What Margin is required to Trade during the Globex Session?
A: Typically your brokerage determines the “Day trading margin requirements, which are anywhere from $500 to $4000 per contract, during the 23 Hours and 00 Minutes from 5:00 PM until 4:00 PM tomorrow. However, the “OverNight” Margin of $4850 per contract* is required for the 60 minutes from the Close (Today) at 4:00 PM CT, until the OPEN for tomorrow at 5:00 PM in the evening.
*Subject to change per your broker and the CME, check with your broker for specific overnight margin.