Expiration time

Definition:

The time of day by which all exercise notices must be received on the expiration date. Technically, the expiration time is currently 11:59AM on the expiration date, but public holders of option contracts must indicate their desire to exercise no later than 5:30PM on the business day preceding the expiration date. The times are Eastern Time. See also Expiration Date.

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