Discount Arbitrage

Discount Arbitrage

A riskless arbitrage in which a discount option is purchased and an opposite position is taken in the underlying security. The arbitrageur may either buy a call at a discount and simultaneously sell the underlying security (basic call arbitrage) or may buy a put at a discount and simultaneously buy the underlying security (basic put arbitrage). See also Discount.
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Discount Arbitrage

1. An option strategy in which a person buys a call at a discount from its usual price and at the same time sells or short sells the underlying asset.

2. An option strategy in which a person buys a put at a discount from its usual price and at the same time buys the underlying asset.

In both cases, the person engages in a covered option strategy.
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