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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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Why wouldn't arbitragers undo the difference between the yields on long-term and short-term bonds, as dictated by the no-arbitrage logic?
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the S&P 500 index, Arbitragers would lock in a profit by buying
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In the meantime these two takeovers will take another 2 to 3 months to put to bed and the unfortunate consequence of which is that our shares will be at the mercy of arbitragers and market manipulators.
68) Today, latency arbitragers use algorithms to create models of great complexity that can involve hundreds of securities in many different markets.
Reducing the tick size is the easiest and cheapest way for a venue to attract arbitragers, so it was inevitable that they have engaged in a tick-size war in recent times.
For example, day trading became a common man's game, not just that of professional arbitragers.