S&P/TSX 60 Index Standard Options (SXO)

Underlying index

The S&P/TSX 60 Index, which is designed to represent leading companies in leading industries.

Market Capitalization: Larger companies, as measured by the float adjusted market capitalization, are considered for the S&P/TSX 60 Index. A company's float adjusted market capitalization is calculated by removing control blocks of 10% or more.

Trading Unit

C$100 per S&P/TSX 60 Index point.

Expiry cycle

At a minimum, the nearest four consecutive months plus the next four months in the designated quarterly Cycle: March, June, September and December. The Bourse may list expiries over a period of two years and an annual expiry in January under such expiry Cycle.

Annual expiry of December for long term options.

Minimum fluctuation of the option premium

  • 0.01 index point = C$1.00 per contract

Strike prices

Strike prices are set at a minimum of 2.5 index point intervals.

At a minimum, five strike prices bracketing the current underlying index's market price.

Contract type

European style.

Last trading day

The business day prior to expiration.

Expiration day

The third Friday of the contract month, provided it is a business day. If it is not a business day, expiration will occur on the first preceding business day.

Final settlement price

Cash-settled. The final settlement price is the official opening level of the underlying index at expiration.

Position reporting threshold

1,500 contracts in the case of standard options on the S&P/TSX 60 Index and mini options on the S&P/TSX 60 Index, by aggregating positions on both options contracts. For the purposes of aggregating positions, one standard options contract on the S&P/TSX 60 Index is equal to 10 mini options contracts on the S&P/TSX 60 Index.

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 index.

Trading hours

9:31 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Clearing corporation

Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC).

Trading procedures

Please refer to the Rules of the Bourse.

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