Futures trading runs 24 hours a day from Sunday night until Friday’s close. It can be done with a dedicated team of employees working in shifts or with a slew of computers following automated systems. Either way, running a trading desk, is obviously a full time job.
The charts below show a snap shot of signals over a 24 hour period to provide perspective on trading activity. Signals are broken down in two charts; first by hour from midnight-to-midnight and second by sector.
Chart 1: Trades by the Hour
Chart 2: Trades by Sector