Global Trading Hours (GTH)

Type of Trading Hours Monday - Friday*
Global Trading Hours 2:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Regular Trading Hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

  • All-electronic trading during GTH
  • Multiple appointed Lead Market Makers (LMMs) in both products
  • Full complex order processing via Cboe's Complex Order Book (COB) and Complex Order Auction (COA)
  • Paired order (i.e. crossing or block) trading via Cboe Automated Improvement Mechanism (AIM) with participation right of 40% (subject to Exchange rules and process)

VIX and XBT Futures

Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE®) offers trading in VIX futures, VIX Weeklys futures, and Bitcoin (USD) (XBTSM) futures more than 22 hours a day, five days a week. Trading usually begins on Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Type of Trading Hours Monday-Friday
Extended 5:00 p.m. (previous day) to 8:30 a.m.
Regular 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Extended 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

* All times shown above are Central (Chicago) times. Note that Global Trading Hours are also referred to at Extended Trading Hours. For complete details, visit the contract specifications pages on