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From Mark Twain: It links to one page for Comex Options Expiration & another page for Futures Expiration. It is easy to save or print out for reference all year long. It is a handy reference identifying when US contracts expire.
http://www.heritagewestfutures.com/downloads/futures-options...

https://oxint.optionsxpress.com/quotes/exp_cal.aspx

Comex Otions Expiry: The most devastating price dives tend to be actuated about 3 days before Comex options expiry each month. The prices are slammed down a percent or so each dive. Price continues to dive intermittently for the three days until the Boyz swept the table just before the expiry window closes. The Boyz settle score. Prices chart like cliff dives. Usually Gold & Silver dive simultaneously. Other metals have different schedules.

Daily action is similar, but not so devastating. The worst of the worst price drives tend to be Comex day shift, after coffee break. The sudden options shock drop looks like a cliff dive on a price chart. Oft, in sympathy, London drives its price... perhaps just before PM fix. Sometimes Nymex drives.

Special events are coordinated with cliff dives. As Central Banks meet in conference or splash news (good or bad) prices dive (show of force). Release of the US non-farm labor unemployment is another common cliff dive exhibition (good or bad).

Each of these sudden price dives, cascades within seconds into empathetic sudden drops in related stocks (mining, refining, production). One interested in playing the rigged markets could make a fortune with all these musings; but I don't. Only the Boyz pulling the shock-jock levers know exactly when these dives go down & how far.

Most that figure out what is diving the prices are rightfully disgusted with these shenanigans. By & by I am. Further, I am bemused.
----------- Webster's Def. -----------------
bemuse - verb. 3. to cause to have feelings of wry or tolerant amusement

Examples of BEMUSE: "A public that seemed more bemused by the shenanigans of celebrities than by a war being waged half a world away."

"... seems truly bemused that people... would be interested in his ruminations." — Ruth B. Smith

First Known Use of BEMUSE: 1735

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul