The end-of-month (EOM) period of strength runs from July 30 to August 4.: The end-of-month (EOM) period of strength runs from July 30 to August 4. This is the second shortest EOM period of the 12. It has been up 65.4% of the time for an average 0.50% gain. Annualized, these numbers are above the average EOM period and represents the next period of short-term cyclical strength. However, the short-term cycle readings for each day are bearish. I think we will see a flat-to-down week. Altria MO ’s daily cycle peaks on the 5th.