life of contract

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Life of Contract

The time between the issue of a futures contract or option and its maturity or expiration. A contract may be traded at any point during its life, subject to the rules of the exchange on which it trades.
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life of contract

In futures or options trading, the period of time in which trading can occur before the expiration or settlement. In general, a longer life makes an option more valuable.
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