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Which holidays affect my trading schedule for the Trading Combine®?
Which holidays affect my trading schedule for the Trading Combine®?
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This article is for the Trading Combine only. For information on holiday protocol for Funded Accounts, click here.

Understanding CME Protocol for Holidays:

  • To understand the CME Protocol for Holidays, the first thing is to find out if your data provider follows the CME Protocol for Holidays. 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?

  • On recognized holidays with shortened trading hours, the CME might combine multiple calendar days into one trading day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday with reduced trading hours, the exchange may consider all profits and losses from Sunday's opening to Tuesday's close as one trading day.

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

  • If your platform does not follow the CME Protocol, each trading day, including holidays with shorter trading hours, is counted separately. Profits and losses, as well as drawdowns, reset at the end of each calendar day.

The chart below will help you identify whether or not your trading platform/data provider follows CME Protocol for Holidays

CME Protocol (Yes or No)

Trading Platform

Data Provider

No

Tradovate

TradingView

CQG

Yes

TopstepX

Sim2Funded

Yes

NinjaTrader
Sierra Chart

Jigsaw daytradr

MultiCharts

R|Trader

Rithmic

Yes

CTS/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 as holiday abbreviated trading hours. Failure to flatten your position(s) before an early close will be considered a rule violation.

2024 Holiday Trading Hours:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 15, 2024

    • Monday, January 15: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

  • President's Day - Monday, February 19, 2024

    • Monday, February 19: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

  • Good Friday - Friday, March 29, 2024

    • Friday, March 29: Markets closed. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT on Sunday, March 31.

  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2024

    • Monday, May 27: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

  • Juneteenth - Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    • Wednesday, June 19: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2024

    • Wednesday, July 3: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

    • Thursday, 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 2, 2024

    • Monday, September 2: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2024

    • Thursday, November 28: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

    • Friday, November 29: All positions must be closed by 12:00 PM CT. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT on Sunday, November 26.

  • Christmas - Wednesday, December 25, 2024

    • Tuesday, December 24: Markets Closed

    • Wednesday, December 25: Markets Closed. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

  • New Year’s - Wednesday, January 1, 2025

    • Wednesday, January 1: Markets Closed. You may reopen positions after 5:00 PM CT.

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