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Expiration Day

Practically, it is the close of business on the third Friday of the month because we are not allowed to trade options of current expiration after that time.

Officially, it is 11:59 AM on the Saturday following the third Friday of the month. This is done to provide time for the matching of all the buy and sell orders that will be recorded and reported on the following Monday.

Related Terms:

Options Expiration Day
Options cease trading on the third Friday of their expiration month and expire at 11:59AM Central ...

Expiration Date
The day when the options contract expires. ...

Triple Witching Day
The third Friday in March, June, September, and December when US stock options, index options, and ...

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