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Spreading

An options strategy in which one buys one option contract while selling another on the same underlying asset, but with either a different strike price, a different expiration, or both. Spreading allows the investor to profit from price movements between the two option contracts. It can be a form of speculation. See also: Strike spread.

spreading

The establishment of a long position in an option and a short position in another option of the same class but with a different strike price or expiration date, or both. Spreading is supposed to achieve profit from a difference in relative price movements of two options of the same class.
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This deflection or flexing provides a spreading or "cross-stretching" action to effectively remove web wrinkles.
As the scale of the greatest number of ILI cases obtained at the national level was connected with those from prefectural data and had an effect on the spreading mode and velocity of peak ILI activity, the greatest number of ILI cases obtained from the first prefecture in the season also is worthy of attention.
Meanwhile, another company that was spreading sludge on a westside farm just south of the Kern County line near 140th Street West proposed creating a plant to turn sewage sludge, grass clippings and other types of plant waste into garden compost.
Still, Aphrodite Terra would not look exactly like a spreading center on Earth, Head and Crumpler reasoned, because Venus' high surface temperatures -- averaging around 480 [degrees] C, or almost 900 [degrees] F -- would render the veiled planet's lithosphere much more malleable than the plates here at home.
following citizen complaints about violations of a sludge spreading permit.
Researchers have now identified an actual eruption believed to be part of a seafloor spreading episode.
GREEN SUGAR ICING: Add sufficient milk OR cream to 2 cups powdered sugar to make of spreading consistency.
Rather, it is broken into small, straight sections called spreading centers.
It is designed to multiply an input clock by an integer or fixed-point number with a frequency spreading capability suitable for PC, networking and consumer electronics applications that require spread-spectrum clock sources to satisfy FCC requirements for RF emissions.
The recommendation said that state law requires such a report if there is public controversy or if experts disagree over whether sludge spreading is a good idea.
One of the most exciting recent findswas made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research ship Discover, which lived up to its name last August during a cruise over the Juan de Fuca spreading ridge, 400 miles off the coast of Oregon.
Already struggling under a prolonged period of slow growth, mounting budget deficits, deflation and rising unemployment, Hong Kong is experiencing probably the most intense spreading of this life-threatening disease on a per capita basis.