- The gap between two pricing figures for similar goods
- The gap between the maximum and minimum prices of a product or financial instrument within a certain time frame
- The disparity between the purchase and sale prices of a stock
- A simultaneous option strategy where a put and a call are purchased with different strike prices, and profit is only gained if the price drops below or rises above these set prices by a large enough margin to cover the cost of the options
- A trading strategy where a trader offsets a position with simultaneous long and short options in distinct commodities or different delivery dates within the same commodity
- A practice of concurrent buying and selling in two markets to exploit any significant price differences between those markets
- The disparity in yield between equal-quality fixed-income investments with either differing maturity dates or identical maturity dates but unequal quality
- The spread on the T-bonds between the two options was considerable, suggesting that the market was volatile.
- With the price of wheat rising in the futures market above the spot market, traders could take advantage by initiating a spread.
- The sudden crisis resulted in a substantial spread between high and low-risk investments.