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Glossary Term: CYCLE

Definition(s) for CYCLE:


1. ) The expiration dates applicable to various classes of options. There are three cycles: January/April/July/October, February/May/August/November, and March/June/September/ December.

2. ) The expiration dates applicable to the different series of options. Traditionally, there were three cycles:Cycle Available expiration months January January / April / July / October February February / May / August / November March March / June / September / December Today, equity options expire on a hybrid cycle which involves a total of four option series: the two nearest-term calendar months and the next two months from the traditional cycle to which that class of options has been assigned. For example, on January 1, a stock in the January cycle will be trading options expiring in these months: January, February, April, and July. After the January expiration, the months outstanding will be February, March, April and July.


See Also:
BILLING CYCLE, WORKING CAPITAL CONVERSION CYCLE, BUSINESS CYCLE, CASH CONVERSION CYCLE, CASH CYCLE, EXPIRATION CYCLE, LIFE CYCLE, PRODUCT CYCLE, OPERATING CYCLE, BUSINESS CYCLE, EXPIRATION CYCLE, EXPIRATION CYCLE, DEEP CYCLE DISCHARGE, DEEP CYCLE BATTERY, CYCLE LIFE


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