Definitions for straddleˈstræd l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
strad•dleˈstræd l(v.; n.)-dled, -dling
(v.i.)to walk, stand, or sit with the legs wide apart; stand or sit astride.
to be positioned wide apart, as the legs.
to favor or appear to favor both of two opposite sides; equivocate.
(v.t.)to stand or sit astride of:
to straddle a horse.
to favor or appear to favor both sides of:
straddle an issue.
(n.)an act or instance of straddling.
the taking of a noncommittal position.
the simultaneous purchase of a stock option to buy and one to sell, in an effort to hedge one's risk.
Origin of straddle:
1555–65; appar. irreg. freq. (with -le ) of stride
a noncommittal or equivocal position
a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
the act of sitting or standing astride
the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options
sit or stand astride of
range or extend over; occupy a certain area
"The plants straddle the entire state"
a posture in which one straddles something
an investment strategy involving trade in derivatives
A voluntary raise made prior to receiving cards by the first player after the blinds.
To sit or stand with a leg on each side of something.
To form a disorderly sprawl.
To fire successive artillery shots in front of and behind of a target, especially in order to determine its range.
To place a voluntary raise prior to receiving cards (only by the first player after the blinds).
to part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart
to stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub
to place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse
the act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart
the position, or the distance between the feet, of one who straddles; as, a wide straddle
a stock option giving the holder the double privilege of a "put" and a "call," i. e., securing to the buyer of the option the right either to demand of the seller at a certain price, within a certain time, certain securities, or to require him to take at the same price, and within the same time, the same securities
In finance, a straddle is an investment strategy involving the purchase or sale of particular option derivatives that allows the holder to profit based on how much the price of the underlying security moves, regardless of the direction of price movement. The purchase of particular option derivatives is known as a long straddle, while the sale of the option derivatives is known as a short straddle.
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