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.
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)|
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