LEAPS 2016 for Stocks and ETF’s On The Way!

Two days ago we talked about the listing schedule for Index LEAPS, expiration June of 2015.  We’ve fielded two questions since then about the listing of Equity (Stock) LEAPS for 2016.  Here ya go.

The following schedule will be used to list the
January 2016 Equity (Stock) & ETF LEAPS:

Monday, September 16, 2013: 2016 LEAPS begin trading for
January cycle option classes.
A notice listing the new LEAPS series will be distributed during
the week of September 9th.

Monday, October 14, 2013: 2016 LEAPS begin trading
for February cycle option classes.
A notice listing the new LEAPS series will be distributed during
the week of October 7th.

Monday, November 11, 2013: 2016 LEAPS begin trading
for March cycle option classes.
A notice listing the new LEAPS series will be distributed during
the week of November 4th.

Notice listings for LEAPS can be found by accessing the
below hyperlink during the distribution week mentioned above

http://www.cboe.com/tradtool/DailyNewListings.aspx

An example might be Wal-Mart (WMT).  WMT is in the March cycle.  So WMT LEAPS of 2016 would be added on Monday, November 11th.  A list of WMT strike prices would be published the week before.  Remember, not every stock or ETF with options has LEAPS.

So LEAPS for 2016 are on their way!