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Spider

Also called a Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipt or a SPDR. An exchange-traded fund that tracks the Standard and Poor's 500. The organization issuing the SPDR owns each of the stocks traded on the S&P 500 in approximate ratio to their market capitalization. SPDR shares can be bought, sold, short-sold, traded on margin; they generally function as if they were stocks. Dividends are paid quarterly and are based on the accumulated dividends of all the stocks represented in the SPDR, less any expenses. Investors use SPDRs (and indeed all exchange-traded funds) as a way to easily diversify their portfolios at relatively low cost. Investors also see the demand for SPDRs as an indicator of which direction the market believes the S&P 500 is going. See also: Mid-Cap SPDR.
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How about you, Spider?" "And I," replied the sailor.
The 1875 piece was a hair thinner than the other coins, but neither Clayton nor Spider could have detected it without the aid of a micrometer.
And so when Spider elected to draw last he graciously offered to take the first chance himself.
The reaction from the state of fear he had been in had overcome Spider quite as effectually as though he had drawn the fated piece.
Spider bent, wide-eyed, toward the hand that was to decide his fate, for whatever luck was Clayton's on this last draw, the opposite would be Spider's.
Spider was the first to see the date, and ere any knew what his intention was he raised himself to his feet, and lunged over the side of the boat, to disappear forever into the green depths beneath--the coin had not been the 1875 piece.
Nor did I understand Spider's grinning side- remark to me: "Gee!
An irrational fear should be most acute in Wales, which harbours almost 500 species and some of the densest populations of spiders anywhere on Earth.
ON A MISSION: Rod Crawford, spider expert at the Burke Museum, holds the Goliath bird eater (Theraphosa blondi), a specimen found in 1934 in a Seattle produce warehouse, at the University of Washington.
It's that time of year again when spiders will be scurrying across living rooms everywhere in search of a mate.