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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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Nitrates in well water pulled from near the spreading grounds since 1990 have periodically tested above the state cleanup level of 10 milligrams per liter, and computer projections show that if things don't change by 2025 the level could reach 24.
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She also stated that soft spreads, such as Blue Bonnet, Fleischmann's and Parkay, can be used in ways beyond spreading on rolls or bread, and for cooking and sauteing.
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