News Release

CBOT Announces Columbus Day Holiday Trading Schedule

Thu Sep 14 2006

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:                                                                 
Nicole Rallings                                      
(312) 341-3378                                              


CHICAGO, IL, September 14, 2006--The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) announced today the following trading schedule in connection with the Columbus Day holiday.

Friday, October 6

  • Open auction:  Financial contracts will close at 12:00 p.m.  All other open auction contracts (Agricultural and Stock Index) will close at their normal times.
  • Electronic trading:  Metals contracts will close at 12:30 p.m.  Financial contracts will close at 1:00 p.m.  All other e-cbot trading will close at their normal times.

Sunday, October 8

  • Overnight e-cbot trading will close for Financial contracts except Eurodollars.
  • Overnight e-cbot trading has a normal schedule for Eurodollar, Agricultural, Stock Index and Metals contracts.

Monday, October 9

  • Open auction Financial contracts will be closed.
  • Daytime e-cbot Financial contract trading will be closed except Eurodollars, which trade until 3:15 p.m.
  • All other contracts (Agricultural, Stock Index, Dow-AIG Index and Metals) have a normal daytime open auction and/or e-cbot trading schedules.
  • e-cbot trading re-opens at normal evening times.


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