triple witching hour

triple witching hour
the last hour of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on the four Fridays each year when stock options, stock index futures, and options on such futures simultaneously expire: regarded as a time of extreme volatility in trading.
[1985-90]

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triple witching hour,
U.S. Finance. the final hour of trading on the stock market on four specified Fridays of the year when contracts on stock options, futures, and options on futures expire simultaneously.

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