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Strike Spread

In options, an investment strategy involving the sale of one option and the purchase of another option identical to the first in every way except the strike price. For example, an investor may write a call giving the buyer the right to buy 1,000 barrels of oil with a strike price of $50 per barrel, and, at the same time, buy a call giving himself/herself the right to buy the same amount of oil at $40 per barrel. In the event that both options are exercised, the investor profits on the difference in the strikes. A strike spread is also called a money spread, a vertical spread, or a price spread.

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But usage rates are as much governed by price spreads as they are by outright price levels, and the recent sharp widening in 2012 to 2013 soybean spreads suggests end users have a strengthening incentive to postpone purchases for as long as possible even after the recent steep pullback in nearby prices.
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