Sessions

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Trading sessions are the hours in which a contract is available for trading. The trading session for each contract varies depending on the contract and the exchange.

A user may also want to only plot certain hours of the trading session instead of the entire session. Additionally, the user may want to plot the same symbol using different trading sessions.

Setting Sessions


Sessions are set from the Format Instruments window:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. In the Chart section, in the Sessions drop-down list box, select an applicable trading session.

Tip: To create custom session templates, see Setting Custom Session Templates