Tonight, we are adding futures to the backtester. The addition of futures will include a dropdown to pick a 'calendar' before running a backtest. The dropdown will allow you to pick between the 'US Equities' or the 'US Futures' calendar. Running backtests on the US Equities calendar will be the exact same as running a backtest before today - 9:30am-4pm hours, following the US equity trading holidays. Picking the US Futures calendar will run from 6:30am-5pm ET and will allow you to access either futures or equities data (though equity data is still limited to 9:30-4).
We will be making another official launch post with much more detail on the futures calendar including new documentation, lectures, and a tutorial on the new Futures API later this weekend.