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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; The act of sitting or standing astride; A gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars;

Usage examples (36)
  • The plants straddle the entire state
  • The straddle is self-centering, and clamps securely with two small hex screws.
  • A straddle is a bet on volatility, as it makes money if a market moves sharply either up or down.
  • Last Friday, the blue-chip conglomerate was singled out for a long-term straddle, with the trader zeroing in on GE's December series. for more
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