What Are the Times for Crude Oil Trading?


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The times for crude oil trading depends on the specific exchange and the product, with some examples including from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday for NYMEX Open Outcry and 7 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time for eCBOT Electronic on Sunday through Friday, states Investopedia.com. The CME Group also has a variety of closing times that vary depending on the name of the product and the day trading takes place.

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For example, CME Group lists weekday regular trading times as 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. until 4 a.m. for some of its crude oil futures on CME Globex, shows the CME Group website. There are also pre-open and weekend trading hours for CME Globex, including 5 p.m. Eastern Time for crude oil products on Sundays for pre-open and 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. for several products on Sundays.

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