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Started:November 13th, 2010 (04:46 PM) by trendisyourfriend Views / Replies:4,372 / 11
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Futures Contract Specifications - How long is the life of a contract ?

Old November 13th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Btw, ES is 3 months but commodities like CL are only 1 month, and don't ever screw up and hold CL past expiration because it will show up in barrels of oil on your driveway lol

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Old November 14th, 2010, 09:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Was not aware of this disposition Mike, thanks for the clarification. So from a daytrader's perspective, a contract only lasts 90 days. Do i need to be concerned by anything else ?

When you are trading the ags, the contract months follow the ag season. the NOV contract trades for months!

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