Options Glossary

Glossary: Days to Expiration [DTE]

Last Updated: March 18, 2017


Days to Expiration [DTE]

What Does Days to Expiration [DTE] Mean in Options Trading?

Days to Expiration indicates the amount of time that's left in the option contract or in the nearest dated option in an options spread.

How to Use In the Brutus Options Ranker

Days to Expiration (DTE) can be used in any of your custom strategies in the Brutus Options Ranker.
The most common uses for Days to Expiration in your strategy may include:

  • Targeting DTE to a specific value, say 45 days in an income options trading strategy
  • Maximizing DTE when looking for long-dated options contracts that may be suitable for

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