DEFINITION of 'JAJO'

An acronym that represents the months of January, April, July and October. Many companies that pay dividends announce their intentions to pay them – or declare a dividend payable on a certain date – four times per year, in January, April, July and October, the months included in JAJO.

BREAKING DOWN 'JAJO'

JAJO also refers to an option cycle – a pattern of months in which options contracts expire. Other option cycles include MJSD, which stands for March, June, September and December; and FMAN, representing February, May, August and November.

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