Even for electronic futures trading we trade the open outcry session for the best fills. The most contract volume occurs during these market hours and minimizes the chance of slippage for each trade.
Below are links to the futures trading session times for each market actively followed at Trading Technicians.
Futures trading hours are in U.S. Central Time unless otherwise stated.
Futures Trading Hours
Equity Index Futures
For more information on automated futures trading systems see our trading systems.