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Applies to derivative products. Arrangement of options involving two long or two short positions with different expiration dates or strike (exercise) prices. See: Straddle.
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A union of two or more entities, either by merging one or more of the entities into another of the entities or by consolidating the entities into a new entity.
Case Study Lucas Industries PLC and Variety Corporation, two manufacturers of auto and truck brakes, agreed in June 1996 to a combination to be called Lucas-Variety PLC. Managements of both firms indicated the combination was necessary so as to remain competitive in a market that demanded a global presence. The combination also was expected to produce cost savings and to result in tax savings by allowing the new firm to benefit from Lucas's tax-loss carryforwards. Terms of the agreement called for the two firms to merge into a new company through an exchange of shares. Variety's owners would receive approximately 38% of the shares of the new firm while Lucas's owners would receive the other 62% of the shares. The market prices of both firms' shares rose following announcement of the agreement, an indication that investors agreed with managements' assessment of the financial benefits of the merger.
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Previously, applying the Digital Annealer to combinatorial optimization problems demanded expert knowledge and hours of work in order to determine control parameters most, appropriate for the problem.
Our goal in this paper is to develop and promote general combinatorial methodology for solving computational problems which, in many cases, provides better insight into algebraic and analytic manipulations.
The combinatorial design approach to automatic test generation, IEEE Softw, 13(5): 83-88.
To build the combinatorial libraries, Mirkin and his team used Dip-Pen Nanolithography, a technique developed at Northwestern in 1999, to deposit onto a surface individual polymer "dots," each loaded with different metal salts of interest.
Let (M, {a, b},K) be a triangulated Riemann surface with the period matrix [product], the combinatorial period matrix [[product].sub.K] and the associate matrix [[LAMBDA].sub.k].
(1) we point out the essence of key updating for combinatorial design based key management schemes which is a multigroup key distribution;
Thousands of multithread processes can vastly advance the computing speed of the universal combinatorial coding method.
In Krishna and Rosenthal (1996), it is shown that the simultaneous sealed-bid second-price auction with two objects and a single global bidder outperforms a corresponding combinatorial auction when synergies are present.
(5) Babbitt's arrays mostly consist of four lynes, and due to his use of all-combinatorial hexachords, each hexachord from a lyne will be combinatorial with a hexachord from another lyne.
We shall give new explicit expressions for [[mu].sub.n](a, b, c, d; q) and study three combinatorial models for [[mu].sub.n](a, b, c, d; q).
This paper provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of using the high throughput combinatorial approach for preparing phase diagrams of thin film and bulk materials.
In Part I the divergence theorem is established by a combinatorial argument involving dyadic cubes.

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