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Arbitrageur

One who profits from the differences in price when the same, or extremely similar, security, currency, or commodity is traded on two or more markets. The arbitrageur profits by simultaneously purchasing and selling these securities to take advantage of pricing differentials (spreads) created by market conditions. See: Risk arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, index arbitrage, and international arbitrage.

Arbitrageur

A trader who practices arbitrage. That is, an arbitrageur attempts to profit from inefficiencies in price by making transactions that offset each other. For example, one may buy a security at a low price, and, within a few seconds, re-sell it to a willing buyer at a higher price. Arbitrageurs can keep prices relatively stable as markets attempt to resist their attempts at price exploitation. They often use computer programs because their transactions can be complex and occur in rapid succession.

arbitrageur

One who engages in arbitrage. Also called arb.

arbitrageur

a person or firm which purchases SHARES in a company and other FINANCIAL SECURITIES in the hope of making a windfall profit. Arbitrageurs deliberately put a company into ‘play’; that is, by making strategic share purchases in the company the arbitrageur fuels SPECULATION that a TAKEOVER BID is in the offing, causing the company's share price to rise. The arbitrageur then sells off his stake at a suitable profit. See ARBITRAGE.
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The same as in the to term and futures contracts, the exposed economy units to financial risks make use of these contracts, through middlemen and agents; and the investors and speculators, as also the arbitragers.
AFTER reading David Ash-forth's article (November 30), as a "hedging mechanism", I would like some clarification on David Harding's quote: "If SPs are in the hands of the arbitragers who use automatic programmes on the exchanges but are neither punters nor bookmakers, then it is not a sustainable position.
Simply, as the currencies were devalued in Asia, China, Japan and Russia, and the arbitragers lost money, it also made the cost of the overseas goods cheaper against the American dollar.
The stocks are lagging," Muoio concedes, but "it's normal for risk arbitragers to sell Alltel short and to buy 360 [degrees], the strategy being for every 360 [degrees] [share] you own, you are going to get 0.
Ivan Boesky, "king of the arbitragers," speaking before a packed auditorium at UC Berkeley proclaimed, "Greed is okay.
The extent to which information is disseminated in a market determines the role speculators, hedgers, arbitragers, and the real investors, play and influence the market trend.
This was only a small step, but it was one way to help ensure, during those challenging days (in the '80s), that all of a company's stock didn't travel immediately into the hands of arbitragers.
Junk bond packagers, arbitragers, and related corporate lawyers and tax accountants profited more than substantially in the money centers, while jobs in financial backroom" operations in low-income regions, such as those recording credit card transactions in some medium-sized cities in the Plains region, were not similarly remunerated.
22 within hours after the deal was announced, reflecting that arbitragers and others also expect a higher purchase price.
Latency arbitragers, like the SOES bandits before them, sought to scoop up price differences resulting from momentary time lags between exchanges.
The same as in contracts to term and to future, the economic agent units exposed to financial risks through middlemen and agents; and the investors and speculators, likewise the arbitragers.