Definition of backspread

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 in stock speculation : to close the transactions previously made in a spreading operation
2 in stock speculation : to transfer a hedge from one market to another

backspread

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Definition of backspread (Entry 2 of 2)

: an arbitrage operation like a spread but performed when the difference in price between the two markets is less than the normal one

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First Known Use of backspread

Intransitive verb

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backspread

Intransitive verb

back entry 2 + spread

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The first known use of backspread was in 1933

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“Backspread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backspread. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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