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The Options Symbology key consists of the following data elements:
The security symbol will have a maximum of 5 characters and may contain digits.
In those instances where there is a 5 character underlying with a corporate
action, the symbol will be converted into a 5 character symbol.
The expiration year will have a maximum of 2 digits (example: year 2009 = 09)
The expiration date will have a maximum of 2 digits.
The expiration month is a single character code and represents month/put/call.
| || Options |
|Month|| Calls || Puts |
|January || A || M |
|Feburary || B || N |
|March || C || O |
|April || D || P |
|May || E || Q |
|June || F || R |
|July || G || S |
|August || H || T |
|September || I || U |
|October || J || V |
|November || K || W |
|December || L || X |
The strike price will have a maximum of 7 characters with leading/trailing 0s
trimmed and decimal point included if necessary
Here are some examples of the current options symbol format.
|CSCO1220V19||Cisco October Put at 19.00 Expiring on 10/20/12|
|AMZN1017D110||Amazon April Call at 110.00 Expiring on 04/17/10|
|MSFT1220J30.5||Microsoft October Call at 30.50 Expiring on 10/20/12|