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Definition of the noun arbitrage

What does arbitrage mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: arbitrages

  1. a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: investing / investment = the act of investing
    • more specific terms: takeover arbitrage / risk arbitrage = arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer

Alternative definition of the noun arbitrage


  1. The practice of quickly buying and selling foreign currencies in different markets in order to make a profit
  2. The purchase of the stock of a future takeover target, with the expectation that the stock will be sold to the person executing the takeover at a higher price
  3. Any market activity in which a commodity is bought and then sold quickly, for a profit which substantially exceeds the transaction cost

Specialised definition of the noun arbitrage

Glossary of finance / investment

the practice of buying and selling assets in order to make a quick profit

  • note: Investors profit from price differences or discrepancies.

Definition of the verb arbitrage

What does arbitrage mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: arbitraged | arbitraging | arbitrages

  1. practice arbitrage, as in the stock market

Alternative definition of the verb arbitrage


  1. [intransitive, finance] To employ arbitrage
  2. [transitive, finance] To engage in arbitrage in, between, or among


"Arbitrage" is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, and Brit Marling. Filming began in April 2011 in New York City. It opened in U.S. theaters in September 2012.

Phrases with Arbitrage

Phrases starting with the word Arbitrage:

  1. Arbitrage Pricing Model
  2. Arbitrage pricing theory

Phrases ending with the word Arbitrage:

  1. risk arbitrage
  2. takeover arbitrage

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Arbitrage

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Google previewTopological Social Choice (2012)

by Geoffrey Heal

Limited arbitrage is a condition on traders' endowments and preferences. Introduced in [18] it bounds potential gains from...

In mathematical terms, limited arbitrage is the non-empty intersection of a family of cones. Somewhat surprisingly, this ...

Google previewLectures on Financial Mathematics (2010)

Discrete Asset Pricing by Greg Anderson, Alec Kercheval

By contrast, a strong arbitrage is a free lunch — it costs nothing to set up and will definitely make money (with probability one). Evidently, a strong arbitrage is an arbitrage. Some texts refer to the equivalent condition of the existence of a ...

Google previewRetail Arbitrage For Beginners (2015)

Buy Items at Local Stores and Resell Them Online For Nice Profits by Dale Blake

Arbitrage is a concept wherein the main party serves as an intermediary in a 'no risk' transaction. While true arbitrage is risk...

Retail arbitrage is the act of purchasing an actual product at a retail location, and then reselling that same product at a profit. This, as well, is...

Google previewManaging the Global Supply Chain (Collection) (2013)

by Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, John E. Bell, Arthur V. Hill

Arbitrage is a combination of transactions designed to profit from an existing discrepancy among prices, exchange rates, or interest rates in different...

form of arbitrage is the simultaneous purchase and sale of something in different markets .

Google previewInterest Rate Swaps and Other Derivatives (2012)

by Howard M Corb

1: Some Sample Trading Strategies An arbitrage is a trading strategy that enables us to lock in a riskless profit.

Google previewIntroduction to Mathematical Portfolio Theory (2013)

by Mark S. Joshi, Jane M. Paterson

Introduction Arbitrage is a widely-used expression in the language of modern financial markets. It means opportunities for profit by finding and exploiting pricing anomalies between different securities and markets. In its proper sense, ...

Google previewCorporate Finance (2013)

by Stephen J. Lubben

Arbitrage refers to an opportunity to make money with little or no risk. Typically it involves the selling of overpriced assets or the buying of underpriced assets, with the effect that prices and value come together. For example, if oranges are ...

Google previewFive-minute Mathematics (2008)

by Ehrhard Behrends

Arbitrage means the possibility of making a profit without risk and without the investment of capital. For example, if Bank A...

Google previewM&A (2014)

A Practical Guide to Doing the Deal by Jeffrey C. Hooke

Arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two markets. An investor capitalizes on the imbalance by buying an asset in one market at a certain price, and quickly resells it in another market at a higher price. 3 ...

Google previewCAIA Level I (2012)

An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments by Mark J. P. Anson, CAIA Association, Donald R. Chambers, Keith H. Black, Hossein Kazemi

APIIITPEIQB, RE1lII'I1EI1I1iII1CBI'S, EIIIII RISII ITIIIBPSITIBPS The concept of arbitrage is an active, absolute return strategy. Pure arbitrage is the attempt to earn risk-free profits through the simultaneous purchase and sale of identical ...

Google previewBarcode Booty (2011)

How I Found and Sold $2 Million of 'Junk' on Ebay and Amazon, and You Can, Too, Using Your Phone by Steve Weber

Arbitrage is a fancy word used on Wall Street, but it works on Main Street, too. Practicing arbitrage means taking advantage of the price difference between two or more markets. Barcode scanning allows any alert shopper to identify arbitrage ...

Google previewThe Economic Function of Futures Markets (1989)

by Jeffrey Williams

Arbitrage: Arbitrage is the purchase in one market at a low price while simultaneously selling at a higher price in another market, that price more than covering the relevant...

Google previewMcMillan on Options (2011)

by Lawrence G. McMillan

Index Arbitrage Index arbitrage is the easiest one to understand, for in this strategy the arbitrageur takes a position in a stock index futures contract and takes exactly the opposite position in the stocks themselves. For example, an arbitraguer ...

Google previewArbitrage, Hedging, and Speculation (2004)

The Foreign Exchange Market by Ephraim Clark, Dilip Kumar Ghosh

Arbitrage is the simultaneous purchase and sale of a commodity or asset in different markets with the sole intent to make profit from the difference in ... Therefore, arbitrage is an exploitation of misalignment of market quotes.

Google previewRegulating China's Shadow Banks (2015)

by Qingmin Yan, Jianhua Li

REGULATORY ARBITRAGE Regulatory arbitrage refers to the cost advantage and profit gained by nonbank financial institutions due to less...

Regulatory arbitrage is an essential part of shadow banking.

In this way, regulatory arbitrage is a necessary prerequisite for shadow banking, but an institution cannot be defined.

Google previewDictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking (2016)

by E. Banks

Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) 25 whether or not that is the case. A PRINCIPAL may be legally bound by apparent agency. See also ACTUAL AUTHORITY. APPORTIONMENT The practice of dividing an INSURED's CLAIMS covered under ...

Google previewBusiness Scandals, Corruption, and Reform: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia by Gary Giroux

Arbitrage, a French word representing the decision of an arbitrator, is profiting from price differences between two or more markets (including securities, commodities, or currency exchange rates), buying in the low-cost market and selling in the ...

Google previewFinancial Lexicon (2004)

A Compendium of Financial Definitions, Acronyms, and Colloquialisms by E. Banks

ARBITRAGE An investment strategy involving the simultaneous purchase and sale of two ASSETS in order to capitalize on small price or rate discrepancies. The intent of the strategy is to generate a profit with a minimum amount of RISK; true ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Algorithms (2008)

by Ming-Yang Kao

Arbitrage is, arguably, the most fundamental concept in finance. It is a state of the variables of financial instruments such that a riskless profit ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Business and Management (2016)

by Jonathan Law

ARD APT Abbreviation for *arbitrage pricing theory. aptitude test A type of selection test intended to assess a candidate's promise, trainability, and potential rather than testing previously acquired competence. An intelligence test is often ...

Google previewEconomics: The Definitive Encyclopedia from Theory to Practice [4 volumes] (2017)

by David A. Dieterle Ph.D.

During the early 20th century, a time of fixed exchange rates, exchange rate arbitrage did happen, in part due to the...

In contemporary times, even with floating exchange rates and active forex markets, exchange arbitrage is still possible.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of International Finance and Banking (2016)

by Jae K. Shim, Michael Constas

Arbitrage is the simultaneous purchase or sale of a commodity in different markets to profit from unwarranted differences in prices. That is, it involves the purchase of a commodity, including foreign exchange, in one market at one ...

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What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability to reverse the arbitrage. Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit, and that saved the bank. (Bill Janklow)
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