Expiration

 

Expiration Cycles

 
Monthly Futures
Contracts expire on the 3rd Friday of each Month, where the expiration day is the last available for trading. If the expiration day falls on an exchange (US) holiday, then monthly expiration will be 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)

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.

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