LEAPS® Symbols

In order to differentiate LEAPS® from shorter-dated options, LEAPS® have a different set of symbols for retrieval on quotation systems. While other options have fixed symbols, LEAPS® symbols change to reflect the expiration year.
OptionsSymbolLEAPS® OptionSymbol
OCT ('02) 15 CallMOT JCJAN ('04) 15 LEAPS® CallLMA AC
JAN ('03) 15 CallMOT ACJAN ('05) 15 LEAPS® CallZMA AC
APR ('03) 15 CallMOT DC

This feature makes it easy to distinguish a longer-term option from a shorter-term option in data listings. To obtain a symbol for a LEAPS® option access OIC's Directory of Listed Options (XLS).

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