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Replacing an Expired Contract

Autospreader has controls in place to prevent you from trading expired contracts. When contracts expire and roll to the next expiration month, the Autospreader Configuration dialog box marks them as "Expired" and allows you to choose another contract using the Instrument Explorer drop-down list for one of the spread legs.


  • If you save the spread while expired contracts exist, you are prompted to confirm the configuration.
  • If you launch a spread that contains expired contracts in it, Autospreader prevents you from trading that expired contract.

To replace an expired contract:

  1. Click the down arrow in the Contract field next to the contract that reads "Expired".
  2. Select the related contract you want to place in the spread from the Instrument Explorer.

You successfully replaced an expired contract.