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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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TEST PROBES: Attach alligator clips to each lead on the heating element and turn on the VOM.
Just attach the alligator clips to the active screws, use a connector, and plug in your phone.
Turn printed circuit boards, alligator clips, metal connectors, terminals, and other intriguing shapes into brooches or earrings: simply affix to jewelry or earring back with epoxy.
Police believe the killer attached alligator clips to the ears of the sleeping mum and two of her three children and turned on the power at the family home in Glenroy - 15km from Melbourne.
* Attach one of the jumper wire's alligator clips to the spark plug cable's terminal, which is located inside the rubber "boot." Attach the other alligator clip to any metal part of the engine block or the starter housing (Fig.
The kit comes with 7 interchangeable heads that are easy to install; including long and medium pin probes, multimeter connectors, spade connector and alligator clips.
Included are the instrument, a power supply, voltage test leads, Fluke Energy Analyze Plus, alligator clips, a soft case, line cords, a color coding set and documentation on a USB flash drive.
The multimeters come with high-voltage test leads with threaded alligator clips, a 9V battery, user manual and Magne-Grip holster, which frees both hands for work.
The Alligator is a meter with six-inch alligator clips that allows the constant monitoring of the heating cable.
Heavy-duty leads, probes, and alligator clips fit in the custom carrying case, for a rugged field testing kit.
Pomona Electronics has announced its Model 6723 Test Probes with screw-on alligator clips. The 8-32-UNC2A-threaded tips are designed for secure attachment to test probes, providing stable measurements for consistent test results.
The Kit comes with two fused probe bodies, two flexible silicon jacketed leads and two fully insulated alligator clips. It is fully compliant with the latest revision of the IEC61010-031 International Safety Specification, and it is used to test or trouble-shoot electronic or industrial equipment.