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Quarterly

Occurring every three months.

Quarter

Three months of a year, often abbreviated as "Q." Q1 is January, February, and March; Q2 is April, May, and June; and so forth. Publicly traded companies must report on their earnings and other business performance measures every three months. Analysts also use quarters to measure performance internally. For example, one might compare sales in Q1 of 2009 to those in Q1 of 2008 to measure the company's health without having to account for seasonal variance. Often, quarters are abbreviated along with the calendar year; for example, the second quarter of 2006 is expressed as Q2 2006 or Q2/06.
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The last business day of the calendar quarter will also be the last trading day for Quarterlies.
NEW YORK -- The International Securities Exchange (NYSE: ISE) said today that it will launch a new options product, Quarterlies, that expires at the end of the calendar quarter.
Trading in Quarterlies is expected to be initiated in the third quarter, pending SEC approval.