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Contract Specifications

The ticker symbol for a VIX® futures contract has three parts: the underlying ticker symbol, a letter for the expiration month, and a number that indicates the expiration year.

The underlying ticker for VIX futures is VX.

The number indicating the expiration year is the last digit in the full year. For example, "2" indicates 2012.

The table below shows months and the corresponding letters for each month.

Month

Letter

 

Month

Letter

January

F

July

N

February

G

August

Q

March

H

September

U

April

J

October

V

May

K

November

X

June

M

December

Z

What is the symbol for VIX futures that expire in February of 2013?

The answer is: VXG3

VX = VIX Future
G = February
3 = 2013



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