Business / Agriculture / Spread (Or Straddle): The purchase of a futures contract of one delivery month against the sale of another futures delivery month of the same commodity: the purchase of one delivery month of one commodity against the sale of that same delivery month of a different commodity: or the purchase of one commodity in one market against the sale of the commodity in another market, to take advantage of a profit from a change in price relationships. The term spread is also used to refer to the difference between the price of a futures month and the price of another month of the same commodity. A spread can also apply to options contracts.
Spread Noun Synonyms: grow, develop, increase, broaden, expand, extend, widen, enlarge, mushroom, proliferate, sprawl, branch out, metastasize
Business / Finance / Selling The Spread: A spread whose option to be sold is trading at a higher premium than the option to be bought. MORE
Science / Geology / Sea-Floor Spreading: The mechanism by which new sea floor crust is created at ridges in divergence zones and adjacent plates are moved apart to make room. This process may continue at 0.5 to 10 centimeters/year through ma MORE