- Finance. the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same securities, commodities, or foreign exchange in different markets to profit from unequal prices.
- Archaic. arbitration.
- Finance. to engage in arbitrage.
Origin of arbitrage
Examples from the Web for arbitrage
In essence, the trading represented an arbitrage of the speed of light itself.Some Traders Got ‘No Taper’ Decisions News Early
September 24, 2013
Our top two cities reflect the importance of this arbitrage opportunity.Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture Are Mostly Southern and Modest Sized
Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox
July 30, 2013
Earlier this year, Richard Gere received plenty of kudos for his shady CEO in Arbitrage.In Hollywood, Where Are the Best Actress Oscar Nominees?
November 12, 2012
In financial markets, arbitrage is all about trading that minimizes risk and maximizes returns.
Channeling his best Madoff—with a dash of Paulson and Falcone—Richard Gere plays a sneaky financier in ‘Arbitrage.’
Arbitrage operations are for these reasons resorted to frequently by one country in supplying the requirements of another.
In ordinary times those engaged in arbitrage operate with a very small margin of profit.
Arbitrage operations with distant countries such as India are large and mainly profitable.
They feed off market failures, market imbalances, arbitrage opportunities, shortages and inefficiencies.After the Rain
- the purchase of currencies, securities, or commodities in one market for immediate resale in others in order to profit from unequal prices
- (as modifier)arbitrage operations
Word Origin and History for arbitrage
"exercise of the function of an arbitrator," late 15c., from Old French arbitrage "arbitration, judgment," from arbitrer "to arbitrate, judge," from Late Latin arbitrari, from Latin arbiter (see arbiter).