Triple Witching

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Triple Witching

The last hour of trade on an exchange on the third Friday of March, June, September, and December. It is the time of expiration for three types of standardized contracts: stock options, stock index options, and stock index futures. Investors often unwind their positions on these contracts during or immediately before triple witching hour, which leads to increased trading volume on those hours. See also: Quadruple witching day.
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For those who prefer the daytime rather than the witching hour, Battlesteads is celebrating At the Heart Day on Monday.
Add a broom, and you'll both be ready for the witching hour.
As the clock ticked towards the Sefton Park witching hour, there was a raucous detour via Villiers Terrace and a rocking version of Bowie's Jean Genie, before the closing moments brought Ocean Rain - 30 years old but still sounding fresh, and a prolonged pyrotechnic display from behind the stage.
THE witching hour is almost upon us - with excited youngsters getting ready for Halloween tonight.
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From Tsunami: "Mother Nature sneezed, blew her nose and showed her gargantuan power, Many humans then saw, first hand, the black reaper's witching hour.
uk BLACK MAGIC | Celebrate fright night by lighting Lisa Carrier's opulent candle and casting a glamorous glow well into the witching hour.
WITCHING HOUR No pointy hats or broomsticks required to create a look that's dark, brooding and full of witchy charm.
As well as opening their studios to the public The Goat Major Arts Projects arts collective is staging the city's first exhibition of sound art, The Witching Hour, where up to 12 pieces of sound will be played on a hour-long loop.
This calculated time is in agreement with Shelley's witching hour reference.
That was how I felt with The Witching Hour - Darkness and the Uncanny.