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Alligator spread

Position

 consisting of a 

Combination

 of 

Put

 options and 

Call

 options that collectively create commissions so 

High

 that it is almost impossible to turn a 

Profit

 regardless of which direction the 

Underlier

 moves. The 

Term

 originates from the idea of the 

Spread

 "eating the investor alive."



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Position

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Put

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Put option

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Spread

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Term

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Underlier


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52-week high

,

Accrual of discount

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Amortization term

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Assets under management

,

Alligator spread

,

American option

,

American-style option

,

Asian option

,

At the money

,

Average option

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Accredited investor

,

Angel investor

,

Below the line

,

Book profit

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bid/ask spread

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bank term loan

,

B shares

,

Butterfly spread

,

Buy and write

,

Box spread

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Commission

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Combination bond

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Conversion option

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Commission house

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Crack spread

,

Crush spread

,

Combination plans

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Collective trust

,

C shares

,

Calendar spread

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Combination

,

Covered call

,

Covered option

,

Covered put

,

Credit spread

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Collectively bargained plan

,

Combination annuity

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Direct profit

,

Deposit in transit

,

Direct deposit

,

Direct sends

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Direct issuer

,

Direct paper

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Decreasing term life

,

Direct financing

,

Direct placement

,

Direct Public Offering

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Direct lease

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Debit spread

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Delta spread

,

Diagonal spread

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Direct rollover

,

Direct transfer

,

Direct participation program

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daily high

,

Depth of market

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Embedded option

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Either-or order

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Equity option

,

Ex-all

,

European-style option

,

Exchange-traded option

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Even spread

,

First In First Out

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Foreign currency option

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Futures option

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Far option

,

Free and clear

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Gross profit

,

Gross profit margin

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Gross spread

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High

,

High-flyer

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Horizontal spread

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

In escrow

,

Intermediate-term

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Intercommodity spread

,

Interdelivery spread

,

Intermarket spread

,

Intracommodity spread

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Investor relations

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Index option

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

Individual investor

,

Inside spread

,

Institutional investor

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Long position

,

Long-term

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Limit move

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Level term insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Long-term debt

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Lapsed option

,

Listed option

,

Long-term lease

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Medium-term

,

Medium-term bond

,

Mob spread

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Most distant month

,

Money at call

,

Married put

,

Most active

,

Net profit

,

Net profit margin

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

Non-equity option

,

Null and void

,

Notice of Default

,

Naked call

,

Naked option

,

Naked put

,

Near option

,

Neutral spread

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Naked position

,

Net position

,

New high

,

Nonaccredited investor

,

Off the books

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

Operating profit margin

,

Option

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Option income fund

,

Option chain

,

Option contract

,

Option holder

,

Option margin

,

Option pool

,

Option premium

,

Option price

,

Option pricing curve

,

Options Clearing Corporation

,

Option series

,

Option spread

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Option writer

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open position

,

Option exchange

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Profit margin

,

Pro forma

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Provisional call feature

,

Put bond

,

Put provision

,

Position

,

P&L

,

Profit warning

,

Position trader

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Power of Attorney

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Perpendicular spread

,

Physical option

,

Position limit

,

Price spread

,

Protective put

,

Protective put buying

,

Put

,

Put option

,

Put swaption

,

Put warrant

,

Profit-sharing

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Passive investor

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Put ratio backspread

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Profit ratio

,

Painting the tape

,

Paper profit

,

Profit-taking

,

Put/call ratio

,

Quality spread

,

Qualified institutional investor

,

Quick turn

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Round turn

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar combination

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Registered options principal

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Realized profit

,

Real rate of return

,

Retail investor

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Short-term reserves

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Short-term

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Split commission

,

Standard of living

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Settlement options

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Single option

,

Spread option

,

Synthetic put

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short position

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Small investor

,

Sophisticated investor

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Spread

,

Stop and reverse

,

Term CD

,

T-Bill

,

Term

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Direct

,

Take a position

,

Trailing P/E

,

Term insurance

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Term deposit

,

Term loan

,

Truth in Lending

,

Term trust

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Trading profit

,

Take a bath

,

Term repo

,

Term sheet

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Underwriting spread

,

Unappropriated profit

,

Underlier

,

Uncovered call

,

Uncovered option

,

Uncovered put

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Unrealized profit

,

Vertical spread

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield spread

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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