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Finance Glossary

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Bull Spread

Definition:

In the vein of an alligator spread, see the fold out in BullBoy Magazine. A bull spread is a bet that the market will go up, using options to create a vertical spread. Traders can create a bull call spread or a bull put spread but this gets fancy and confusing.

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