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In Which Markets Must Trades Be Closed Earlier Than Before 4:59 PM ET?

Darrell Martin
Darrell Martin
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The Ags (Ags is short for Agricultural) markets close early, so you won't be able to close them at 4:59 PM ET.

Some close at 2:05 PM ET. Others close at 2:20 PM ET. You must close any trades in these markets at least one minute before closing.

WARNING: APEX has changed the 4:59 PM ET rule. We will cancel open positions and pending orders attached to a position. You must STILL cancel orders that are not attached to a position or they WILL remain and liquidate the account. This rule change does not affect markets that close earlier; they still have to be canceled manually by each trader.

Here is a chart showing closing times for all markets, including Ags. 

As a reminder, all trades must be closed and orders canceled at least one minute before closing time.

Equity Futures Symbol Exchange Closing Time
       
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) ES CME 5 PM ET
Nikkei NKD (NKD) NKD CME 5 PM ET
E-mini NASDAQ 100 (NQ) NQ CME 5 PM ET
Mini-DOW (YM) YM CBOT 5 PM ET
E-mini Midcap 400 (EMD) EMD CME 5 PM ET
Russell 2000 (RTY) RTY CME 5 PM ET
       
Interest Rate Futures      
Eurodollar (GE) GE CME 5 PM ET
2-Year Note (ZT) ZT CBOT 5 PM ET
5-Year Note (ZF) ZF CBOT 5 PM ET
10-Year Note (ZN) ZN CBOT 5 PM ET
30-Year Bond (ZB) ZB CBOT 5 PM ET
Ultra-Bond (UB) UB CBOT 5 PM ET
       
Currency Futures      
Australian Dollar (6A) 6A CME 5 PM ET
British Pound (6B) 6B CME 5 PM ET
Canadian Dollar (6C) 6C CME 5 PM ET
Euro FX (6E) 6E CME 5 PM ET
Japanese Yen (6J) 6J CME 5 PM ET
Swiss Franc (6S) 6S CME 5 PM ET
New Zealand Dollar (6N) 6N CME 5 PM ET
       
Agricultural Futures      
Lean Hogs (HE) HE CME 2:05 PM ET
Live Cattle (LE) LE CME 2:05 PM ET
Feeder Cattle (GF) GF CME 2:05 PM ET
Corn (ZC) ZC CBOT 2:20 PM ET
Wheat (ZW) ZW CBOT 2:20 PM ET
Soybeans (ZS) ZS CBOT 2:20 PM ET
Soybean Meal (ZM) ZM CBOT 2:20 PM ET
Soybean Oil (ZL) ZL CBOT 2:20 PM ET
       
Energy Futures      
Crude Oil (CL) CL NYMEX 5 PM ET
Mini Crude Oil (QM) QM NYMEX 5 PM ET
Natural Gas (NG) NG NYMEX 5 PM ET
E-mini Natural Gas (QG) QG NYMEX 5 PM ET
Heating Oil (HO) HO NYMEX 5 PM ET
New York Harbor (RB) RB NYMEX 5 PM ET
Metal Futures      
Gold (GC) GC COMEX 5 PM ET
Silver (SI) SI COMEX 5 PM ET
Copper (HG) HG COMEX 5 PM ET
Platinum (PL) PL COMEX 5 PM ET
Palladium (PA) PA COMEX 5 PM ET
miNY Silver (QI) QI COMEX 5 PM ET
miNY Gold (QO) QO COMEX 5 PM ET
       
Micro Futures      
Micro E-Mini S&P 500 (MES) MES CME 5 PM ET
Micro E-Mini Dow Jones (MYM) MYM CME 5 PM ET
Micro E-Mini Nasdaq-100 (MNQ) MNQ CME 5 PM ET
Micro E-Mini Russell 2000 (M2K) M2K CME 5 PM ET
E-Micro Gold (MGC) MGC CME 5 PM ET
E-Micro AUD/USD (M6A) M6A CME 5 PM ET
E-Micro EUR/USD (M6E) M6E CME 5 PM ET
E-Micro USD/JPY (M6J) M6J CME 5 PM ET
Micro Crude Oil (MCL) MCL NYMEX 5 PM ET
       
Cryptocurrencies      
Micro Bitcoin MBT CME 5 PM ET

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