spread (or straddle)

Definition of "spread (or straddle)"
  1. A strategy used in futures and options trading to profit from a change in price relationships where one delivery month of a commodity is purchased and another sold, or two different commodities are traded against each other, or the same commodity is traded in different markets
How to use "spread (or straddle)" in a sentence
  1. The investor enacted a spread (or straddle) when he purchased February wheat futures and sold April wheat futures.
  2. To take advantage of the market fluctuation, a spread (or straddle) was used where gold was bought in the New York market and sold in the London market.
  3. The trader applied a spread (or straddle) in options trading to try and reduce potential losses.

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