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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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Pese a su fama como paraiso fiscal, las Islas Caiman enfrentan competencias por recibir a este tipo de instituciones economicas que buscan no perder ganancias mediante el aprovechamiento de los vacios legales para evadir impuestos.
Caimans usually lie submerged in a swamp, lake, or slow-moving river.
The Caiman Haiti Foundation is a charitable organization that exists in order to provide relief to these poor people.
When they both reach their full size, caimans are normally fed rabbits, chickens and mice which would set back owners hundreds of pounds every month.
Blood samples taken from 14 adult caiman were analysed for traces of pesticide.
In this present study we follow the current taxonomic arrangement for Caiman (Escobedo-Galvan et al.
En una jornada nocturna por la quebrada, se observo una babilla que se encontraba aproximadamente a unos 100 m de la laguna La Ayantuna, lo que sugiere una posible ruta de salida o entrada entre el cuerpo de agua y la costa de la isla, en donde comunmente se dan observaciones de individuos; entre estos se cuentan algunos neonatos que posiblemente escapan de la depredacion por parte de los adultos, como ha sido senalado para algunas poblaciones de Caiman crocodilus (Thorbjarnarson 1993).
El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el estado de las poblaciones naturales de Caiman crocodilus fuscus, caracterizar su habitat y realizar aportes a la historia natural de la especie en diferentes ambientes acuaticos en el valle del rio Magdalena de Cundinamarca.
In addition, Caiman Energy announced five significant promotions and two additions to its senior management team.
8bn) purchase of Caiman Eastern Midstream LLC, a subsidiary of Caiman Energy.