Contract Specifications

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Option SymbolUnderlying SymbolStyleListed ContractTermination
ESESAmericanFour months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)9:30 a.m. ET on the 3rd Friday of the contract month
E1AESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1A, E2A, E3A, E4A, E5A will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Monday of the named week
E2AESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1A, E2A, E3A, E4A, E5A will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Monday of the named week
E3AESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1A, E2A, E3A, E4A, E5A will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Monday of the named week
E4AESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1A, E2A, E3A, E4A, E5A will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Monday of the named week
E5AESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1A, E2A, E3A, E4A, E5A will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Monday of the named week
E1CESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1C, E2C, E3C, E4C, E5C will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday of the named week
E2CESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1C, E2C, E3C, E4C, E5C will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday of the named week
E3CESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1C, E2C, E3C, E4C, E5C will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday of the named week
E4CESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1C, E2C, E3C, E4C, E5C will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday of the named week
E5CESEuropeanTwo nearest weeks of E1C, E2C, E3C, E4C, E5C will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday of the named week
EW1ESEuropeanFour nearest weeks of EW1, EW2, and EW4 (Weeks 1, 2 & 4) and three nearest weeks of EW3 (Week 3) will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week
EW2ESEuropeanFour nearest weeks of EW1, EW2, and EW4 (Weeks 1, 2 & 4) and three nearest weeks of EW3 (Week 3) will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week
EW3ESEuropeanFour nearest weeks of EW1, EW2, and EW4 (Weeks 1, 2 & 4) and three nearest weeks of EW3 (Week 3) will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week
EW4ESEuropeanFour nearest weeks of EW1, EW2, and EW4 (Weeks 1, 2 & 4) and three nearest weeks of EW3 (Week 3) will be listed for trading4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week
EWESEuropeanMonthly contracts listed for 6 consecutive monthsTrading terminates at 4:00 p.m. ET on the last business day of the contract month
NQNQAmericanFour months in the March Quarterly Cycle (e.g. Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)9:30 a.m. ET on the 3rd Friday of the contract month
QN1NQEuropean4 concurrent weekly contracts will be listed at any given time (i.e.,  Week 1, Week 2, Week 4, and Week 1) along with Week 3 (QN3) contracts  for each of the two nearest Serial months.4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week.
QN2NQEuropean4 concurrent weekly contracts will be listed at any given time (i.e.,  Week 1, Week 2, Week 4, and Week 1) along with Week 3 (QN3) contracts  for each of the two nearest Serial months.4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week.
QN3NQEuropean4 concurrent weekly contracts will be listed at any given time (i.e.,  Week 1, Week 2, Week 4, and Week 1) along with Week 3 (QN3) contracts  for each of the two nearest Serial months.4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week.
QN4NQEuropean4 concurrent weekly contracts will be listed at any given time (i.e.,  Week 1, Week 2, Week 4, and Week 1) along with Week 3 (QN3) contracts  for each of the two nearest Serial months.4:00 p.m. ET on Friday of the named week.
QNENQEuropeanMonthly contracts listed for 4 consecutive months4:00 p.m. ET on last business day of the contract month.