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What Is Quadruple Witching?

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If you like Halloween, you’re bound to love this next post. It’s all about quadruple witching. Wait! What the heck is quadruple witching?

Although it might seem frightening, the term quadruple witching has nothing to do with October 31st. It’s a term from finance and it’s used all year long!

Quadruple witching refers to a day on which 4 key kinds of futures and options all expire at once.

Now that wasn’t scary at all. Oh, one more thing - Boo!

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