Share Futures

Ticker symbol

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Individual Canadian or international shares, exchange traded funds or trust units.

Trading unit

One contract represents 100 shares or units.

Expiry cycle

  • Quarterlies: March, June, September and December.
  • Serials: four (4) nearest non-quarterly months.

Price quotation

Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and cents per share or unit.

Minimum price fluctuation

CAN $0.01 per share or unit.
CAN $0.001 per share or unit for Basis Trades on Close

Contract type

Physically-delivered; delivery of the underlying interest via the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS).

Last trading day

Trading ceases at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on the third Friday of the contract month, provided it is a business day; if not, the first preceding business day.

For Basis Trades on Close, trading ceases at 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Final settlement day

The first business day after the last trading day.

Position reporting threshold

250 contracts, in the case of stock options and share futures contracts / 250 in the case of trust units options and share futures contracts / 500, in the case of options on exchange traded fund options and share futures contracts, (for all contract months combined of each future contract) having the same underlying interest, by aggregating positions on options and futures contracts, one option contract being equal to one future contract. While options and futures contracts must be considered in the aggregate for purposes of the reporting threshold (on a gross basis), positions in options and futures contracts shall be reported each separately.

Position limit

  • All-months position limit: information can be obtained from the Regulatory Division as they are subject to periodic changes. See the position limits page on the Regulatory Division website.
  • Spot month position limit: not applicable.

Trading halt

A trading halt will be invoked in conjunction with the triggering of "circuit breakers" on the underlying issue.

Minimum margin requirements

Information on minimum margin requirements can be obtained from the Bourse as they are subject to periodic changes. See the Future contracts margin rates page on the Regulatory Division website.

Trading hours

Early session*
6:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. ET
Regular session
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Basis Trades on Close: Regular session
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

* A trading range of -5% to +5% (based on previous day's settlement price) has been established only for this session.

Clearing corporation

Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC).

Trading procedures

Please refer to the Rules of the Bourse.

The information contained in this document is for information purposes only and shall not be construed as legally binding. This document is a summary of the product's specifications which are set forth in the Rules of Bourse de Montréal Inc. ("Rules of the Bourse"). While Bourse de Montréal Inc. endeavors to keep this document up to date, it does not guarantee that it is complete or accurate. In the event of discrepancies between the information contained in this document and the Rules of the Bourse, the latter shall prevail. The Rules of the Bourse must be consulted in all cases concerning products' specifications.