I teach options at SUNY-Binghamton and was wondering how
long an OEX index trader has after the close of trading to
inform the exchange that he wishes to exercise an option.
4:15. 4:30 later or is it a grey area?
It's not grey. There's a specific time.
When I was last trading at the CBOE, almost nine years ago, 4:15 was the cutoff time.
But to get the definitive, current answer, write to the options clearing corporation: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will give you the correct reply.
Mark D. Wolfinger
The Rookie's Guide to Options:
The Beginner's Handbook of Trading Equity Options
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