Expiration


Monthly/Friday Futures

Contracts expire on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Friday of each month, where the expiration day is the last day available for trading. If the expiration day falls on an exchange (US) holiday, then the Friday expiration date will take place on the prior business day.
 

Suffix Expiration
I 1st Friday
J 2nd Friday
D 3rd Friday
K 4th Friday
L 5th Friday

Narrow Based Indexes
Contracts expire on 3rd Friday of each Month, where the the day before expiration is the last available for trading. If the expiration day falls on an exchange (US) holiday, then expiration will be on the prior business day.
 
Monthly Contract Listings
(Q = Quarterly; S = Serial Month)

Friday Contract Listings
The listing schedule makes available a series expiring on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th (if applicable) Friday of every month. In a given month, there will be a single expiration date for each listing symbol.

Series listing examples: Friday Futures Listing Logic

Monthly Futures Expiration Calendar


Jan (F) Feb (G) Mar (H) Apr (J) May (K) Jun (M) Jul (N) Aug (Q) Sep (U) Oct (V) Nov (X) Dec (Z) Jan (F) Feb (G) Mar (H)
January S S Q Q
February S Q Q Q
March Q S Q Q
April S S Q Q
May S Q Q Q
June Q S Q Q
July S S Q Q
August S Q Q Q
September Q S Q Q
October S S Q Q
November Q S Q Q
December Q Q S Q


Weekly Futures

Weekly contracts are listed daily and expire in 7 day cycles. If the expiration date would fall on an exchange (US) holiday the contract is not listed.
 
Weekly Contract Listings
Below is the the current listing schedule used to determine when each weekly contract is first available for trading. Note that the “5” contracts are only listed when a 5th Monday-Friday occurs in a month.

Weekly Futures Listing Availability


Last occurrence of the previous month

1st occurrence of the current month

2nd occurrence of the current month

3rd occurrence of the current month

4th occurrence of the current month

Monday 1M 2M 3M 4M 5M
Tuesday 1T 2T 3T 4T 5T
Wednesday 1W 2W 3W 4W 5W
Thursday 1H 2H 3H 4H 5H
Friday 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F