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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93 1 Triple Witching 7 11-0 7-4F D Nicholson A Maguire won Tote Silver Trophy (2m 4f 110yd)
Friday is a triple witching day, meaning stock options, index options and futures contracts will all expire.
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.
Triple witching will occur on Sep 21 and Yom Kippur will start that evening.
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Friday, July 20 is July triple witching (expiration of stock options, index options and index futures), meaning it could be more volatile than normal.
Adding to the fun, this Friday, Mar 16, will be a triple witching day.
The market's wishy-washy performance on Thursday had to do with Friday's triple witching options expiration.