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Active Month

In futures trading, the month immediately following the delivery month. Despite the name, trading on a contract is very inactive during the active month because the contract has already been performed, rendering it worthless.
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A neat comparison is David Moyes - at a club of equivalent stature in Everton with roughly similar resources but a more successful recent history - who spent 6 of his 110 active months at Goodison Park winless.
When it came to packing up the bags to head overseas, February and March were the most active months, which "may coincide with people wrapping up contracts in January [and] then leaving the UAE".
We started off the season with several back in June and July, but then August and September, usually the most active months, were very slow," he explains.
In Florida, authorities worried about rising water levels at Lake Okeechobee, the state's largest freshwater lake, have started to drain some water from the lake as the active months of the Atlantic-Caribbean hurricane season approach.
While July is one of the few months in 2012 to see year-over-year declines, July 2011 was one of the most active months in all of last year.
August and September are usually the most active months of the Atlantic Caribbean hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov.
84 LME/Shanghai arb^ 1287 Shanghai and COMEX contracts show most active months ^ LME 3-month copper in yuan, including 17 pct VAT, minus SHFE third month ($1 = 6.
In this context, the event's Management is optimistic about the results of the Fair, as one of the most active months still lies ahead, in which applications and many last-minute requests are attended to.
Daily volume records were set by three DGCX currency futures contracts on October 19, 2010, contributing to what is set to be one of the most active months of trading for the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX).
Typhoons in this area of the Pacific may occur year round; however, historically, the most active months are June through November.
Started in 2005 after violent crime reached dangerous levels the year before, the Summer Impact Program puts more officers on the streets in July and August, which are typically active months for police.