Option Expiration Date

Each option has an expiration date.

On or Before the expiration date, you can either
  • Exercise your right to buy(for a call option) OR sell(for a put option) ACTUAL shares OR
  • Close the option position

Majority on investors close out their positions and a few exercise their right to buy shares before the expiration date. However, if for any reason you plan to hold the option position through expiration, please note that it could get either get automatically exercised or might expire worthless. Research your brokerage website for more details.

Options Expiration Calendar
http://www.optionsclearing.com/components/docs/about/publications/xcal2013.pdf
http://www.marketwatch.com/optionscenter/calendar




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