Alligator spread

Definition:

The term used to describe a spread in the options market that generates such a large commission that the client is unlikely to make a profit even if the markets move as the investor anticipated.

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Portfolio optimization

Determination of weights of securities in a portfolio such that it best suits a given objective, eg. maximize return for a given risk.

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