I have long HOF7(January 2007 Heating Oil) positions, and I was always thinking I don't need to close my positions until January 2007, for tax consideration. Now I Just noticed the detail for HOF7(January 2007 Heating Oil) contract: Expiration Date 20061229 First Notice Date 20070102 First Position Date 20070102 Last Trading Date 20061229 It looks like the last trading day of Jan07 HO contract is before the year end. Does that mean I have to close my HOF7 contract by the end of this year? I am new to futures. Any reply is appreciated.