Options Glossary

Glossary: Triple Witching

Last Updated: July 12, 2015


Triple Witching

What Does Triple Witching Mean in Options Trading?

The expiry of stock options, index future's options and index futures. The markets see very high volumes on these dates and used to be on third Friday in the months of March, June, September, and December before 2001. After 2001, Triple Witching was replaced by Quadruple Witching because of introduction of individual stock futures, which started to expire on third Friday of every quarterly month as well.

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