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Alligator

An option spread with unusually large commissions for the involved broker(s). In an alligator, the commissions are so large that the potential profit from the spread is not worth the expense. In such a situation, the investor holding the spread is said to be "eaten alive."

alligator

An option spread in which the commissions are so large a part of any potential profit that the investor gets eaten alive. Obviously, alligator spreads are of greater benefit to the broker than to the investor.
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Supplementary Table 2: permuted p values for Reactome pathways with significant enrichment in chlamydial seropositivity: ALIGATOR analysis.
In this paper, we address the limitations and power of Aligator, with the purpose of answering what and what cannot be done with Aligator (Section 4).
Desde entonces los "Tiburones" y Aligatores" venian sobrevolando los territorios chechenos, destruyendo posiciones enemigas en busca de los principales lideres del terrorismo.
Facilities at the Elysium include a deck-level pool with the latest "Aligator" water treatment system, steam room and needle shower, cardio-theatre fitness suite, fitness consultation clinic, dance studio, sunbeds suite, squash and tennis courts, snooker hall and deluxe changing areas furnished with toiletries from the Molton Brown collection.
A YC Aligator Film (Brussells) productions, in association with Triangle 7, RTBF.
Aligator production, in association with Stupid Studio, Oberon Cinematografica, Tchin Tchin Prods., RTBF.
Also opening this weekend is Albino Aligator, a Reservoir Dogs style yarn about a heist that goes badly wrong.
Even unwanted cats and dogs are dumped here to fend for themselves or to make an easy meal for the hundreds of snakes, aligators, coyotes, raccoons, hawks and other predators who have moved in.
Yn ol y son roedd o 'di nofio efo aligators, darganfod llosgfynyddoedd - toman o ffeithiau hollol anghredadwy, felly ro'n i'n meddwl bod o'n bwysig bo' fi'n mynd allan i America a thrio dadansoddi be'n union oedd yn wir, a be, os unrhyw beth, oedd yn ffug," meddai Gruff.
"Dwi'n hynod o lwcus o fod wedi gweld gorilas mynydd yn Affrica, siarcod tarw ac aligators yng Nghosta Rica, eirth brith yn Alaska a theigrod Siberia yn Rwsia," meddai Steve.