Options Question

Discussion in 'Options' started by matt5555, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. matt5555


    I am new to trading options and I am wondering why some months there are no options.

    For instance there are September and October, but no November or December options.

    How come? Do any stocks have these options or is there a reason?
  2. fsoft22


    It depends on the option's cycle
  3. qazmax


    All options have one of 3 cycles.
    Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct
    Feb, May, Aug, Nov
    Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec

    Plus the first two months (front months)
    Plus any LEAPS they list

  4. ChrisM


    Many of them become active when you get closer to expiration, so beside option cycles and depends what you trade, check your quotes later.