SPX WeeklysSM Options

SPX WeeklysSM Options (SPXW)

Cboe offers a suite of options based on the S&P 500® Index with weekly expirations, SPXW Weeklys (SPXW). SPXW Weeklys are options that are listed to provide expiration opportunities every week, and now offer three different expirations per week.

Expirations for SPXW Weeklys

In 2016 Cboe began to offer SPXW Weeklys with Monday and Wednesday expirations, in addition to the existing SPXW Weeklys with Friday expirations (SPXW EOW). As with SPXW Weeklys with Friday expirations, Cboe has the ability to list up to 12 consecutive expirations in SPXW Weeklys with Monday expirations and up to 12 consecutive expirations in SPWX Weeklys with Wednesday expirations. Similar to SPXW Weeklys with Friday expirations, Cboe maintains six consecutive expirations in SPXW Weeklys with Monday expirations and six consecutive expirations in SPXW Weeklys with Wednesday expirations.

SPXW Weeklys are PM-settled on the last trading day, typically a Friday for SPXW EOW Weeklys, a Wednesday for SPXW Wednesday Weeklys, and a Monday for SPXW Monday Weeklys. As with other PM-settled index options, the exercise-settlement value is calculated using the last (closing) reported sales price in the primary market of each component stock. On the last trading day, trading in expiring SPXW Weeklys closes at 3:00 p.m. (Chicago time). All non-expiring SPXW Weeklys continue to trade until 3:15 p.m. (Chicago time).

As for all Weeklys, SPXW Weeklys will not be listed if they would expire on the same day on which a different expiration already exists, i.e., standard 3rd Friday, End of Month or Quarterly expirations. In addition, if the listing or expiration dates fall on a holiday, the dates will be adjusted as follows in the below chart.

SPXW
List Date
If Holiday
Expiration Date
If Holiday
Friday EOW
Thursday
Prior Day
Friday
Prior Day
Wednesday Weeklys
Tuesday
Prior Day
Wednesday
Prior Day
Monday Weeklys
Friday
Prior Day
Monday
Following Day

All SPXW Weeklys and standard (3rd Friday/AM-settled) SPX options trade during global and regular trading hours. Global trading hours are from 2:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (Chicago time) on Monday through Friday and regular trading hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (Chicago time) on Monday through Friday. Please visit the Global Trading Hours page for more details.