arbitrageur

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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.