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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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Arbitragers are aware of and participate in every market, from corn to cotton to sugar futures to soybean options to toys at garage sales and flea markets.
Index arbitragers transfer selling pressure from the futures market to the stock market, while speculators absorb selling pressure.
So if the Fed hoped to lower long-term rates by buying long-term securities without somehow lowering investors' expectations about future interest rates, arbitragers would simply do the opposite --that is, buy short-term securities and sell long-term securities--and the yield curve would not change.
The Wall Street Journal last week reported the despair and frustration felt by arbitragers and hedge funds when megadeals like Fox-Time Warner or Sprint and T-Mobile were abandoned.
The difference is that in developed markets the profit margins are wiped out by the actions of the arbitragers themselves.
After seeing record volumes this year, the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange expects to more than double its trading volume in gold futures contracts next year, reflecting growing demand from retail investors and arbitragers, a senior executive said yesterday.
As explored below, the ubiquity of these archetypes can be seen in the way in which arbitragers both rely on racialization and seek to evade it through cosmopolitan networking.
But, because China's exchange rate and interest rates are inflexible, the CNH-CNY spread persists, and arbitragers are able to reap fat profits at the economy's expense.
Other cases began to make their way to the courts to challenge the bourgeoning number of squatters, prospectors, arbitragers, and experimenters steadily advancing on the vast amount of unclaimed territory often referred to as Cyberia.
Kirzner and others sometimes justify this maneuver by writing as though Kirzner's context is that of some narrow economic model in which multiple arbitragers move the market toward equilibrium.
Arbitragers are finding that they can buy the product from the refineries on the Gulf Coast and have it delivered by train to Chicago in five days.
For example, if the FX basis is greater than zero, arbitragers could borrow dollars unsecured at a relatively low interest rate and then lend the dollars through an FX swap at a relatively higher implied interest rate.