- an option consisting of a put and a call combined, both at the same current market price and for the same specified period.
- a similar transaction in securities or futures in which options to buy and sell the same security or commodity are purchased simultaneously in order to hedge one's risk.
OTHER WORDS FROM straddlestraddler, nounstrad·dling·ly, adverbun·strad·dled, adjective
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This precarious straddle renders them — and the brain itself — vulnerable to infections.The way the coronavirus messes with smell hints at how it affects the brain|Laura Sanders|June 12, 2020|Science News
Such carefully designed prescription drugs delicately straddle the line between function and sacrifice.Miley, Molly, and Your Teen’s Mind|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That ability to straddle two sides of an acrimonious divide has served Leavell well—not only in politics, but also in music.Stones’ Keyboard Man Is Ardent Forester|David A. Graham|June 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Spend some time with Fiasco and you can watch him straddle that line all day long.Lupe Fiasco's Revenge|Seth Colter Walls|March 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
They're mostly girls who straddle the line between geeky and bad-ass, a look familiar to most of today's high-school students.My $16 Videogame Striptease|Brian Ries|October 14, 2010|DAILY BEAST
In an Internet video announcing his candidacy, Brown attempted this straddle without mentioning Schwarzenegger by name.Arnold's Third Term|Joe Mathews|March 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST
And I would steal her dolls, pull their dresses for shame over their heads, and set them straddle the banisters.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
So they dispatched the tortoise to the earth again, the monkey sitting a-straddle of his back.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
The ridge grew narrower, sheerer, and in places they had to straddle it, legs dangling precariously to left and right.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
Beside the road we saw a plow-boy straddle, whistling on a stile.
The "Hecla" was a-straddle of the well, and rows of men were tossing at her brake-beams.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day