Expiration month

What is Expiration month?

Expiration month refers to the contract month or the specific month in which a futures contract expires. Each futures contract is associated with a designated month in which it reaches its expiration date.

Futures contracts are standardized financial instruments that are traded on exchanges. They are typically available for a range of expiration months, allowing traders to choose contracts that suit their desired trading or hedging timeframes.

The month in a futures contract is usually denoted by a code or abbreviation that represents a specific month of the year.

Traders need to be aware of the specific contract expiration dates to manage their positions effectively and roll over to the next appropriate contract if needed.