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A pattern of months in which option contracts usually expire (usually a nine month period). There are three common cycles:JAJO - January, April, July, and OctoberMJSD - March, June, September, and DecemberFMAN - February, May, August, and November
The cycle of option expiration months. The most common cycles are: January, April, July, and October (JAJO); February, May, August, and November (FMAN); and March, June, September, and December (MJSD).