Active Month

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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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Hurricane experts said that the formation and inception of several storms rapidly in succession is not something that is uncommon, specifically in August, September and October, which are considered to be the most active months of the six-month hurricane season.
The highly active months of fruit fly were from May to September, whereas the highly inactive months were December to March.
It's tornado season for much of the country, with April, May and June being the most active months for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.
July is one of the venue's most active months and a host of contemporary acts will perform during conference week.
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".
With the run-up to summer, health and beauty care retailers have time to access their readiness to sell first-aid products to a population likely to suffer minor injuries during active months and the back-to-school season.
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.
Historically, January through March is a quiet period in terms of tornado outbreaks, while the most active months are April through July.
As we are about to finalize the July lifting program statistics actually show a month in line with the previous active months this year.