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Spreading

An options strategy in which one buys one option contract while selling another on the same underlying asset, but with either a different strike price, a different expiration, or both. Spreading allows the investor to profit from price movements between the two option contracts. It can be a form of speculation. See also: Strike spread.

spreading

The establishment of a long position in an option and a short position in another option of the same class but with a different strike price or expiration date, or both. Spreading is supposed to achieve profit from a difference in relative price movements of two options of the same class.
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Using logistic regression analysis, the needle bevel direction (group U or group D) did not correlate to the drug spreading to the L2-3, L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1 disc levels (Figure 3).
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With a hard rubber surface, the depth of the grooves can be increased for greater air flow and consequently increased spreading action.
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Therefore, we can conclude that the last two factors may affect the nationwide spreading patterns of epidemics (15-17).
On February 11, the Guangzhou Bureau of Health reported to the press more than 100 cases of a respiratory atypical pneumonia outbreak that had been spreading in the city for more than 1 month.
Geologists have rarely witnessed this process of seafloor spreading because it plays out kilometers below the ocean surface.
These agreements included a voluntary embrace by western rulers of the spreading language, she contends.
Called seafloor spreading, this continually active process creates all of the oceanic lithosphere -- more than 60 percent of the planet's surface.
For nearly 30 years, geologists have studied seafloor spreading, the volcanic process that creates the deep ocean floor.
If high levels of an estrogen-induced enzyme show up in a surgically removed breast cancer, there's an increased chance the tumor has metastasized, spreading new growths elsewhere, a French study shows.
Rather, it is broken into small, straight sections called spreading centers.