sell the spread

Sell the Spread

In an option spread, to sell an option contract at a higher price than one pays to buy another option in the same spread.

sell the spread

Used to refer to a hedge transaction in which the contract sold carries a larger premium than the contract purchased. When selling a spread, an investor might write a call option that would expire six months after the expiration date of the call option on an otherwise identical contract that is purchased.
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Unilever, who manufacture Marmite, have yet to confirm whether they sell the spread in Denmark.
You can sell the spread bookings index for 50 at Old Trafford or 58 at Stamford Bridge.
With the weather improving and the ground drying out all the time I would be tempted to sell the spread on distance, laid at between five and a half and six and a half lengths.
You can sell the spread bookings index at 42 with Spreadex or back under 40 bookings index points on the fixed-odds at 5-4 with Blue Square.
You can sell the spread bookings index at 38, which seems a little bit too high, but there is an even better value alternative available on the fixedodds.