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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TRIPLE WITCHING HOUR Final trading hour of the third Friday of the month, when listed options expire.
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Nicholson had cooled down a little by the time he sent out Potter's Bay to win a match with Triple Witching 35 minutes later.
AT Chepstow, Duke Nicholson's Triple Witching casts a spell overthe field in the Tote Silver Trophy.
93 1 Triple Witching 7 11-0 7-4F D Nicholson A Maguire won Tote Silver Trophy (2m 4f 110yd)
We always start the season with one eye on Chepstow's Tote Silver Trophy, and we've been lucky enough to win it before with Mighty Mogul, Triple Witching and Castle Sweep.