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Calculating Trading vs. Actual Days

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In the futures industry trading, days are scheduled around holidays and weekends. When looking at a futures chart, it is difficult to determine how many actual days have passed while working a trade.

The number of trading days is also significant for traders using the number of trading days as a rule in conjunction with a formation. For example with the 123 Top or Bottom formation, many traders use the 10-20-50 rule. This rule defines a 123 if there are 10 trading days between the #1 and #2, and 10 days between the #2 and #3 points.

To calculate the actual, or trading, days on a chart, use the Day Offset Tool.